Slow down and smell the roses!

I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself.  For me, this involves slowing down. Yes it’s a simple thing I know. Being in the moment, taking a day at a time, taking an hour at a time, literally taking each moment by moment, it’s the foundation behind any form of life change, and yet it’s not as easy as it sounds.

I am completely aware of my inclination to do anything and everything at a hundred miles an hour.  I don’t think I’m alone here ~ busyness has overloaded our minds.

As I become more self-aware on my journey of personal growth, I am choosing to move more slowly ~ I am choosing to write this article more slowly, to drink my cup of tea more slowly and even to slow down my speech. I am completely aware there are times that I talk really fast, so quickly, it has been known to incite feelings of anxiety within. So, I am choosing to slow down, to smell the roses.

Please know, this is work in progress for me, I have to literally stop myself racing through the day. Literally stop and ask myself… What are you actually racing for?  What is the rush? What’s more important in this moment? I’m changing a habit, a habit that’s pretty embedded, and of course we all know this can be difficult. It can take work. I don’t profess to perform miracles in the therapy room. But, what I do know is that change is more than possible.

The amazing thing is as I slow down, and notice what I’m doing ~ to literally do what I’m doing as I’m actually doing it, I recognise that I’m actually enjoying what I’m doing more. I might even be doing things better and more efficiently.

Yes I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself, and, for me this means slowing down. Acknowledging that life doesn’t have to be so crazy. My life doesn’t have to be an endless to-do-list.

Slowing down and embracing this moment, might potentially mean doing less, getting less done… but I’m ok with this, as I know that whilst I may be doing less I will most certainly reap more.

If you’re short on time, don’t speed up. Slow down. Smell those roses.

By Laura Jane.  Click here for the original article and web site.