MARCH IS HERE…where are you?
Posted on March 2, 2020 at 9:24 pm by Jen Kelly / Blogs, Daily Communications, Operations
March came in like a lion and January and February disappeared into the sunset. My hope is that the lion in March roared loud enough to awaken you, and made you realize that the rest of 2020 will go by just as fast. My goal for this blog was to look up recommendations for slowing down “Time”. The following were my favorite suggestions.
- Go outside in nature, observe the trees, and listen to the birds sing. Not only is this calming, but it magically slows time down.
- A neuroscientist wrote that our brains process familiar information quickly, but when new information is introduced, it takes our minds longer to organize and synthesize the data, making the experience more memorable.
- Live less out of habit and more out of intent.
- Do less. It’s hard to slow down when you are trying to do a million things. Instead make the conscious choice to do less. Focus on what’s really important, what really needs to be done, and let the rest go.
- Be present. It’s not enough to just slow down – you need to actually be mindful of whatever you’re doing at the moment.
- Disconnect. Don’t always be connected. Shut off your mobile device, or better yet, leave it behind whenever possible.
- Focus on people. Really connect with them instead of just meeting with them.
- Eat slower. Be mindful of each bite.
- Find pleasure in anything. Whatever you’re doing, be fully present.
- Breathe. When you find yourself speeding up and stressing out, pause and take a deep breath.
- If you want life to be more memorable, then you have to do things worth remembering.
- Work smarter. Avoid multi-tasking and check your e-mail only twice a day
- Live life slowly. Fill your life with new experiences and all sizes of milestones, and you’ll find that you’re marching, ambling, skipping to a slower, richer beat. Essentially, you’ve learned how to slow down time.
All of us must slow down and “smell the flowers.” You will not only have a better, healthier and more memorable life but your business will also benefit.
Tips & Advice by Nick Petra, CFP – Founder of Strategic Duck and BizQuack
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