7 Steps to Living at Speed of Life by Jim M. Allen
Everywhere you turn today, people are in a constant rush: Hurry here! Hurry there! Free up an extra half-hour and you just might be able to squeeze one more task into your already overflowing schedule of things to do.
Unfortunately, too many of us these days mistake living fast for living well. They aren't same things. Rather than spend your time rushing around not enjoying life, make decision to do just opposite. Choose to slow down.
Below I've listed 7 steps that will help you get started "gearing down" to a calmer, more enjoyable pace: your own, personal, speed of life.
1. Stop rushing
No matter how much you do or don't do, time passes by at a steady rate. Second by second, minute by minute. You can't change that. So accept it and pace yourself.
2. Stop being rushed
Of course, you'll need to spend some time telling people around you that you're not going to rush anymore, but it's worth it. Take a stand: don't let others force you into fast forward mode.
3. Do less
It's natural for you to start rushing about when your list of activities is jam-packed. If you really want to slow down, reduce your commitments --it's okay to say "No" when people ask for your help and/or participation-- and free up some "spare" time.