How Slowing Down Speeds Up Success (and Happiness!)


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We live in a society that glorifies “the grind.” We’re proud of our hustle and hard work to make things happen. Setting goals and going after them is a good thing, the trick is to pace yourself; and to take time to "stop and smell the roses" on the way. We know that constantly pushing ourselves and rushing around can lead to burnout both physically and mentally, but many of us continue at a breakneck pace because we think it’s necessary to achieve our goals and dreams. The reality is, adopting a slower more deliberate pace can deliver better results and enhance our quality of life. If this is easier said than done for you, we've dedicated this episode to look at the reasons to do it and how to realistically make it work.



Taking time to rejuvenate, taking time for others and taking time with God are some of the important ingredients in the formula:

  • We can't be effective if we're exhausted or sick, and even feeling sluggish can slow us way down.

  • Studies have shown that good social relationships are some of the best predictors of health and happiness.

  • The bible says "we plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it." (Proverbs 16:9 MSG)

  • Remember the old Aesop's fable, the Tortoise and the Hare" and it's moral , "slow and steady wins the race."


Click to listen to a fun and informative talk on the benefits of taking time to pause and rest…and practical ways to accomplish it.



 



 
EXTRAS

Download: ONE MINUTE PAUSE APP that we talked about.