Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Saturday, June 15, 2002
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
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?
Slowing down = Enjoying
"For fast acting relief, try slowing down." Lily
"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