Are you living your life or racing through it?
Racing through is so common in our culture. We’re all conditioned to believe faster is better. I certainly fall into this category. Speed is rewarded with promotions at work and praise from others. It’s no wonder we are all trying to do more in less time.
There is a cost, though. This speed driven culture drives us to exhaustion. It means we don’t have the patience to slow down with our kids for a bedtime story. It means we are snippy with our loved ones as we try to get one more thing done on our to-do list and they want to connect. We are missing important moments and important conversations by rushing through our lives.
There is a better way. Slow down. Turn off your phone, the TV, close down the computer and just BE for a few minutes. It is so simple, and so powerful. Our bodies and brains NEED space to just be. Notice how GREAT it feels to slow down (this is your body saying “yes please!”).
I really love this ted talk about slowing down. It gets to the heart of why it’s so important.