5 Ways to Slow Down Your Life
Are you always in a hurry? Even when you don't really have any reason to hurry? It's like we get so used to being in a hurry that it becomes a way of life. I know I am guilty of this. Sometimes I even stop and think, "why am I in such a hurry?" Slowing down your life is a skill and skills can be learned. Here are five things you can do to slow down your life.
Give Yourself More Time
Get up earlier. If we start our morning in a hurry, we'll be more likely to stay in a hurry throughout the day. By waking up earlier and slowing down our morning routine, we can set the tone for the rest of the day.
We have to learn to say no to things. We simply can't do everything that is asked of us. Don't feel guilty for saying no when someone asks you to volunteer. A packed calendar only leads to stress.
Decide What's Important
Make a to do list of all the things you do on a normal basis. Then, considering your priorities, mark things off the lest that are not actually necessary. Sometimes, we become used to doing things, so we keep doing them just because.
Make time for Relationships
Eat meals together. Put your phone down and engage. Make spending time with friends a priority. Make a point to spend quality time with your child(ren) each day.
Be Self Aware
You must make a conscious effort NOT to let yourself get in a hurry. When you feel yourself start to hurry, take deep breaths and force yourself to slow down. This small thing really makes a huge difference.
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