Despite the plethora of productivity apps, it seems we’re in a constant hurry. There are 24 hours in a day, but they can fly by in a flash. By the end of the day, we’re often burnt out, frustrated, and dissatisfied. Distractions can crowd the joys and triumphs of the day out of our minds.
Slowing down can help you regain focus during hectic times in your life. By mindfully working through what you’re feeling, you can let go of distractions and establish clear intentions for moving forward. Here some simple ways to begin slowing down:
Go Deeper into Your Goals
When you try to do too much at once, your life is stretched thinner, and all your pursuits often suffer. Bouncing from one ‘to-do’ to another with constant interruptions and distractions can quickly lead to burnout.
The key is achieving balance – and achieving something incredible – might be doing less.
For starters, pick just one goal. Clear some mental space, and focus only on this goal, uninterrupted, for a period of time. Try not to drift off course, and try not to check your phone. You’ll find that eliminating the noise and distractions that flood your life will help you accomplish more and reside in the moment.
Slow Down Your Day-To-Day
Of course, it’s not always easy to live in the moment and slow down. But there are plenty of opportunities to practice mindfulness throughout your day, such as while you do your laundry, make your bed, or brush your teeth.
At the end of a long day, brushing your teeth is a great opportunity to be more mindful and wind down. While you’re brushing with the BASS Method, contemplate your day, practice gratitude, concentrate on your breathing or simply focus on brushing correctly. You’ll head to bed with a clearer head and cleaner gums.
Doing less can help you live fuller in many areas of your life:
- Speaking: using fewer words with intention begets clarity.
- Listening: being present helps you digest what your counterpart is saying.
- Creating: slowing down and focusing on one thing creates momentum and prevents procrastination.
- Strength Training: being slow and intentional helps you prioritize good form to avoid injury.
- Rock Climbing: more purposeful movements help you maintain control and balance.
- Recovering: making time for rest helps you maintain energy throughout the day.
Try slowing down today. Life is better when we take the time to enjoy our coffee, hug our kids, or take a stroll outside. When we move at a slower, more intentional pace, we start to get the most out of every moment.
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