Monday, August 27, 2012

Slowing Down

Do you ever feel like you're constantly moving, always on the go and trying to get things done?  Just the other day while my husband and I were having dinner, we looked at each other and said, "let's just slow down and take a minute."  Even while eating, we felt this haste and had to remind each other to relax a bit and tend to the moment. Life is busy.  Planning a wedding is even more so.  There is a lot to do and it's hard not to quicken the pace to make sure everything is accomplished in a timely fashion.  By living life in fast forward, however, we miss out on the little things: a quiet dinner for two, a walk through the park, or a relaxing bubble bath.  These kinds of activities are meant to help us unwind from a busy day or week.  But if we rush through it or do it by rote, we devalue these times and ourselves.  Slowing down and giving your attention to the activity at hand allows you to enjoy more, focus better, and feel refreshed.
There will be times, of course, when you will need to work harder or faster to accomplish something;  but it doesn't have to come at the expense of your well being.  Think about one area where you could benefit from slowing down.  Challenge yourself to work on that area so that you are better in tune with the activity and the moment.  You'll be surprised at how much more meaningful it becomes and how much better you feel.

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