How To Slow Down Your Fast Paced Life
It's easy to get caught up in a cycle of life where our schedules get overflowed and we are just rushing through life. The reality is when we do this we are causing our connections, health, and the quality of the things we are doing to suffer.
It is important to remember God is not as interested about the speed we are going in our lives but really the direction we are heading. One of my favorite lines from author Carl Peterson says "Busyness is the enemy of spirituality.”
If you’re tired of the grind, let me suggest you step back and take an honest assessment of what needs to be done. Simply choose what’s most important, and do that. Form a list of things you must do and must not do in life. Even simpler, choose to do the things you are passionate about, and drop the rest.
Think about your life right now, your schedule, your typical day. Are you walking, running, or sprinting to the next thing?
Whatever pace your life is at right now slow things down, maybe remove some commitments, begin to say no to things instead of saying yes to everything, find a hobby, and begin to appreciate quality over quantity.
When we begin to slow down, it's a remarkable feeling. We focus on what's most important by practicing self compassion and self care. However when we live busy lives, we neglect ourselves in order to do things for other people, invest in our career or take care of the kids.
It is only when we give ourselves the gift of slowing down that we begin to rejuvenate ourselves and gain a whole new outlook on life.
Content from Faith Matters: Mike Foster Fox 5 San Diego