Our lives are very fast. And many things we can and should do quickly to be efficient. There are, however, a few things that should NOT be done quickly.
- Breathing- Get in to the habit of paying attention to your breathing. When you are sitting at red lights, or on hold on the phone or waiting in a doctor’s office, practice breathing slowly and deeply. I have difficulty falling asleep, and when I am lying there, I will breath in and out very deeply and slowly. It helps to slow my brain and my body down.
- Eating- Most people eat way too fast. This is not good for several reasons. The first is because you are not giving your body time to register that you are full and so you may overeat. The second reason is because you are not enjoying or really tasting the food you are eating. Take a bite, put your fork down and slowly chew. Pay attention to the flavors and textures of your food.
- Spending time with your loved ones – This is across several levels. Pay attention to your little ones. Listen to them. Your aging parents will not be around forever, take time to listen to them and hear their stories. Don’t rush the time you have with your mate, whether it is taking a nap, eating a meal or something a little more intimate.
- Weight bearing exercises – Whether you are doing squats or bicep curls, don’t use your momentum of doing the movements fast to complete the move. It doesn’t do you much good to do so. Make your moves slow and deliberate, using your muscles to actually complete the move. If you are going to exercise, you want to get the full benefit, don’t you?
Learn to SLOW DOWN! Think about what you are doing and be intentional about it!
My post at Prime Parents Club this week addresses a problem of economic proportions. NO SLEEP!
Some other posts this week that you might like to check out-
A great post over at Everyday Bright – How to Quit Your Job Even when You Are Scared Out of Your Mind
Over at Simple Mom - Want to work from home? Word smart not just hard
And, if you missed my post I wrote earlier this week STOP TELLING ME WHAT TO DO! you don’t want to miss it! It is about being tired of society dictating how we live our lives.