Ever feel like life’s just moving too fast and you’re struggling to catch up? Well, let’s talk about why slowing down might actually be the secret sauce to making your life a whole lot better.
So I had this Excel spreadsheet, right? It was driving me nuts. My first instinct was to power through it as quickly as possible. But the faster I went, the more mistakes I made.
I took a quick break, meditated a bit, and guess what? I solved it way quicker than if I had just kept plowing through.
Carl Honoré gives a treasure trove of reasons why slowing down is beneficial in his book, In Praise of Slow.
Stuck in Traffic? Just Breathe
Why do we get so worked up about being stuck in traffic? You’re not going anywhere, so why not use that time to chill?
Take some deep breaths, listen to a podcast, or just enjoy the quiet time. Trust me, it’s a game-changer.
The Art of Doing Nothing
Sometimes, the best action is no action at all. I mean, think about it. Good things often take time. So, if you’re always in a rush, you might just miss out on the good stuff.
Grounding: The Chill Pill You Didn’t Know You Needed
Grounding is basically just taking the time to connect with the world around you. Could be as simple as taking off your shoes and walking in the grass. If you’re curious, we’ve got a free eBook that explains it all.
Improve your sleep
Better focus and concentration
Look, we get it. Life’s busy. But if you slow down just a bit, you might find you’re actually getting more done—and you’re happier, to boot!
Want to dive deeper into this whole slowing down thing? Check out the Life Makeover program.
- Real Change: This isn’t just another self-help course. This program uses art to help you look at your life differently and make meaningful changes.
- Think Differently: Imagine your usual way of thinking is getting a makeover, making room for exciting new thoughts and actions.
- Healing Included: Say goodbye to old hurts and start fresh.