Good afternoon everyone, it’s lovely speaking to you all again.
In my job as Wellness Director for Kohler Co., I read an awful lot of self-help books. I remember one in particular. The name of the book was “Slowing Down to the Speed of Life” by Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey. Well, I don’t know about you, but my speed of life is usually about 110 miles an hour until my head hits the pillow around 10 p.m. anyone you ask would agree their speed of life is pretty similar.
We live in a world of multi-tasking, we are reading e-mails, texting, talking on the telephone, making breakfast, paying bills, taxiing the kids around…and that’s just the first 30 minutes of our day! Why is it that life is so fast paced? I can’t help but wonder how hectic it was in the very early days of civilisation when man didn’t have the luxuries of life….dishwashers, microwaves, electricity, washers and dryers. Shouldn’t life have become easier?
The truth is there has always been 24 hours in a day and I’m afraid to tell you that it is not going to change. So it boils down to our choices. We choose to be involved in whatever groups or organisations we want to belong to. We choose our careers, how many children we have and all the other choices that make up our life. When I feel like I’m at the 110 mile mark and I’m about to crash, I apply the brakes. I don’t often slam on them because it can cause major injury to those around me. Applying the brakes, slowing down, gives one an opportunity to assess their surroundings to ensure they want to continue to move forward on the path they are on. What is your life speed? Does it feel comfortable? Is it getting dangerously out of control? Take time to slow down, assess your surroundings and find the balance – or in this case, the speed with which you are most comfortable so you can live your best self.
I do hope that you find my blog posts insightful and inspiring. Please do let me know if you have any questions about any of the topics, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Posted: July 15th, 2011 under Health & Wellbeing.