JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

Slow Down and Breathe

Thursday May14, 2015 #725

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

~Mahatma Gandhi

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It seems that with every year that goes by, we find ways to increase the number of things we are trying to do, using technology, our own initiative, and the pressure of a world that demands we do more.  However this easily turns in to 12 hour days and/or 7 day work weeks.  It would be naïve to think that most people can just slow down, but you can choose to control aspects of your day or week.  While you may not be able to unplug from the fast pace of most of today’s careers, you can choose to carve out time to allow for quiet reflection and enjoyment of moments with key people in your life, and pursuits that bring you joy.  Even if it is 30 minutes of reading or exercise, or walking on the beach with your partner or child – your mental and physical well-being depend on unplugging and being present to recharge and allow joy to seep into your consciousness.

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