It seems like everyone is going at hyper speed in this fast paced world. People are rushing around trying to do everything faster without taking time to enjoy the things we get in 30 seconds or less. Rushing through life is only going to get us to the end faster, and I haven’t met a whole lot of people that really want life to be over any sooner. Slow down and enjoy life. You will get to the end all too soon.
I noticed, while shopping in the mall, I was almost running from store to store. I didn’t have any schedule I had to stick to or any place I needed to be. I was just rushing to get nowhere fast. I finally forced myself to sit down and just enjoy the mall sights and sounds. I realized I was actually missing the shopping experience by rushing through it.
Another area where I tend to rush is eating. I eat as if I hadn’t had a meal in ages and I gulp my food without tasting it. I have begun the practice of putting my fork down after every bite. Not a big deal, but a big change. I enjoy my food more when I don’t devour it, and I enjoy the whole experience more. It all has to do with slowing down and being in the moment, not rushing to get to the next.
I like the saying “Be here now.” Often we are not mentally in the same place we are physically. We are rushing ahead in our minds thinking about what we will do tomorrow. We move so fast mentally that we don’t experience where we are, and I have even been shocked to arrive at my destination without remembering anything about the trip. Slow down and enjoy the ride. Each experience is a one-time chance to enjoy the moment. If you rush through it you will miss all that life has to offer you. It would be tragic to arrive at the end of life and not remember anything about the trip.
Are you ready to slow down and enjoy life?
This week notice how often you are rushing through life. Each time you notice that you are rushing, slow yourself down. Just say, “Slow down.” This will remind you to be in the moment and enjoy the present.
Daily Success Formula
Rush + Life = Missing the best parts
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” Eddie Cantor
“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” Hans Christian Andersen
“Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present – which seldom happens to us.” Jean De La Bruyere