Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Saturday, June 15, 2002


Slow Down

Many of us are busy constantly rushing around trying to get everything done with no time left to enjoy life. One of the things that has caused all this rushing around is that we have added time savers to our lives such as fax machines, computers, e-mail, voice mail, and other modern conveniences, but we haven't taken much away. We still do everything we used to do plus. This has added to the sense that there is too much to do and there is.

Here are some suggestions for slowing down and reconnecting with life:

First, rip the S off your chest and stop trying to be super person. We do not have to prove anything by doing everything and more. Realize that there is only so much one person can do and be realistic with your expectations of what you can get done.

Do only what you can do and delegate the rest. We are not the only ones who can get things done. There are plenty of other people in our lives who can help. Do not be a martyr. Ask for help and assign tasks to others. Your time is better spent doing what only you can do and let others have the joy of doing the rest.

Schedule downtime. For most busy people, if it is not written down, it will not be done. Schedule in at least fifteen minutes a day of downtime where all you do is meditate, write in your journal, or do something else that is relaxing to you. People don't have time to slow down. They make time to slow down.


Slow down and enjoy life. Life is going to be over way to fast as it is without rushing it along. Slow down and take time to enjoy the time you have left. Putting the breaks on life actually helps us to speed up the pleasure. When we slow down we have more time to enjoy all the pleasures life has to offer that we more than likely will miss if we are rushing through life.

Is it time to slow down and enjoy life?

Daily Success Formula

Slowing down = Enjoying life more


"For fast acting relief, try slowing down." Lily Tomlin

"You are in the driver's seat of your life and can point your life down any road you want to travel. You can go as fast or as slow as you want to go . . . and you can change the road you're on at any time." Jinger Heath

Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee


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