Your’ only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers. along the way
September 5th - Don’t hurry
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Why rush when you can take it easy and enjoy life instead. For most of my working life I was always in a hurry and it wasn’t until I retired that I found out much more enjoyable life can be when you slow down. It’s sad it took me so long.
It’s an irony in our modern world that while technology has continually invented things that save us time, we use that time to do more and more and so our lives are more fast paced and hectic than ever.
A slower paced life means making time to enjoy your mornings, instead of rushing off to work in a frenzy. It means taking time to enjoy whatever you are doing, to appreciated the outdoors, to actually focus on whoever you’r talking to or spending time with, instead of always being connected to our phones or computers, thinking about work tasks an emails. It means single tasking rather than switching between multiple tasks and focusing on none of them.
Slowing down is a conscious choice and not always an easy one, but it leads to a greater appreciation for life and a greater level of happiness.
Slow but steady wins the race.