3 Tips for Easing Into a Slower Pace of Living
By Genevieve Cunningham
Our world today is fast. People are growing up faster than ever before. We're busy and involved and constantly on the go. It's exciting, but it's also stressful. And honestly, it's causing a serious decline in well-being -- both physical and mental. Though being busy can be good for us, it can also be extremely beneficial to slow down the pace. But how? If you're interested in slowing down and enjoying life, take a look at these tips.
Give Up a Few Extras
It's good to have some extra activities in your life, but you don't have to do it all. If you're guilty of having multiple activities going at one time, it might be a good idea to step back. Choose the ones you like best, and then give up a few of the extras. This will free up some time, and it will also slow down the pace of your life, giving you a bit of your time and energy back again.
Procrastination is a soul sucker. It zaps us of all of our energy, and it also amps up anxiety. When we put everything off until the last minute, it leaves us rushed and exhausted. The best course of action is to simply stop procrastinating. Of course, this is easier said than done. But if you can get a handle on this part of your life, you'll automatically be slowing down the pace and leaving room for rest and relaxation.
Turn Off Social Media
Social media is good for communication and staying in touch with people who are far away. But it's not good for much else. In fact, it's mostly detrimental to health. And because it's so instant, social media is not for those who want to enjoy a slower pace of life. If you're serious about slowing down, it's probably a good idea to nix as much social media add you can.
Though it might feel strange at first, slowing down a bit might be the best thing you can do for your health and wellness. There’s no reason to rush around through our entire lives. Just relax. Use these tips to get the pace of your life under control, and you may find that all of the rushing, hurrying, and busyness was unnecessary for a happy and productive life.
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