We live in a world where everything seems to happen at breakneck speed. It is perhaps seen as the key to success and achievement. The messages coming at us from every direction are that a fast life is a full life, that if we cram every second full of activity you will lose out and feel that you haven’t made the most of your time. But is living in fast forward genuinely the key to happiness? It could also be the route to burn out, mental health issues and stress. Perhaps to live at this speed, you are missing out on sleep, exercise, rest, relaxation and space.
There is only one way to solve this problem of living life too fast, and that is to slow down. This means doing everything at the right pace, rather than coming to a complete standstill. A good place to start with this is technology. Are you using too much? Communicating too much? Do you never put your phone down? Perhaps you could have set times of the day where you can and cannot use your phone to communicate. Have times where you are genuinely incommunicado and you will certainly be on your way to a more peaceful day. Your work will certainly be more fulfilling if you focus on doing things as well as possible rather than as fast as possible.