How to Put on the Brakes and Slow Down
Last year at this time I wrote a post titled 6 Benefits to Getting Organized and Slowing Down, but knowing the benefits and actually doing something about it are two completely separate actions.
It’s a struggle so many of us contend with as we try to figure out how to balance and fill in the 24 hours we each have available to us in a given day. Do you desire to jump off the activity train that runs at full speed with no destination in site? Today we’ll focus on 3 steps that can help us slam on the brakes of the chaos train we are on so we can truly experience the benefits of living a simpler slower way of life.
Have you noticed being busy has become a way of life? It’s almost a badge of honor to say we’re busy when someone stops us in the street to say hello. Does it make us more important? More worthwhile? More significant to the human race if we declare that we are running around like chickens with our heads cut off? How in the world did this become a popular way to live?
Today there are so many options, choices and activities presented to us that we scramble to fit in as many in as we can for a variety of reasons that make sense to us at the time. Everyone else is doing it, if I don’t, who will?, it’s only for an hour, it’s fun and exciting, it will help my child get ahead, and so on and so on. What we neglect to give some thought to when we are saying yes to all these opportunities (and let’s face it some of them can be great!) is the time we can actually afford to devote to them. We say yes, sign up and then decide to work out the logistics. (continue reading here)