The Power of Slow
I admit it, I’m a multi-tasker. And although I can get a lot done, it does stress me out. My friend Christine Louise Hohlbaum has a new book out that has me reevaluating my habits. It’s called “The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in our 24/7 World.” Christine claims that everyone has their own personal bank account of time. While we cannot control time itself, we can manage our activities within the time we do have. Regarding multi-tasking, she says that we cannot do two comparably difficult things at once, and yet we still try. That must be where my stress comes in! Christine says: “Technological gadgetry has alleviated and introduced a lot of challenges in our lives. We can now find someone in a crowd with a quick text message, but we also interrupt conversations with real-life people to answer our mobile phones. We need a new standard of etiquette to teach our kids how to behave. Simply because you can doesn’t mean you should.” Putting the power of slow into action actually makes us more productive! It frees us up from purposeless things and allows us time to pursue what we truly love. We can be wired, but we can choose to unplug for awhile, too. Slowing down helps us to consider the impact we have on ourselves and our surroundings. This is a more mindful way of living, and it makes sense!
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