When’s the last time you weren’t in a rush?

When’s the last time you asked yourself that question?

Everything in our lives is sped up to the max. We convince ourselves that we have so much to do with so little time, but is it really the truth?

More than half the stuff we do on a daily basis could most likely be eliminated without any immediate negative impact on our lives, yet we insist on doing them anyway (despite the consequences).

It’s time to try to slow the fuck down. It’s time to ask yourself important questions like “When’s the last time I wasn’t in a rush?” and figure out ways to actually do it versus getting side tracked by our cell phones.

If we just take a moment to sit, away from all of the digital media, we can begin to relax, ease up and reflect.

Take one minute out of your day today to just recognize your breathing. Feel the natural patterns of your inhalation and exhalation. Feel how it feels to focus in on the breathe.

By doing this small action, you can distract your mind for just a brief moment and attain some equanimity in your busy life.

From there, you can begin to see things from a clearer lens. You can approach the rest of your day with a more composed state of mind.

You can choose to slow things down, feel less rushed and find a sense of happiness and gratitude during this precise blip in time.

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” – Eddie Cantor

Being in a hurry does not slow down time.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana