We Have To Learn How To Slow Down

“I can’t sit in one place for more than a little bit.”

“I’ve got to do this thing (whatever that thing is)”

“I’m way too busy today”


Since there is one person who decides how to use your time (that’s you)…all of the above is complete, steaming, B…frickin’….S.

Why can’t you sit in one place very long?  Why do you HAVE to do that thing (whatever that thing is)?  Why are you too busy today?

Only one reason, because of you.

You can choose to sit in one place and relax, as much as you want to.  You don’t have to do anything that you don’t want to (that’s a hard one for most people). And the only reason you’re “too busy” today is you took on way too many commitments for today.

You are in control of all of it.  But only if you decide to be in control of it.

Most people don’t ever decide to be in control of it, or find it easier to just let other people control their lives.

Those people miss out on a LOT that life has to offer…period.

What are you going to do differently to slow your life down today?


  1. I have such a hard time slowing down, and I know why…it’s because I’m afraid of being in the same room as myself…thanks for the reminder to work on it.

  2. Thanks for the comment Nate…and I appreciate the candor. 🙂

    I do find myself forgetting to “slow down” at times…and knowing who is in control of that (me) brings a calming feeling.

  3. We live in a society that judges us on our “busyness”. Important people have drive and ambition and lots to do. Don’t we all want to be seen as inportant – worthy?

  4. Hi Trish, and thanks for the comment 🙂

    Yes, we sure want to be seen as important, we’re human after all, but “busyness” shouldn’t be a status symbol IMHO.

    Important people absolutely have drive and ambition, you’re correct…but the “lots to do” part usually ends up running their lives. A good portion of them end up having an “empty” spot in their lives (not all of them).