TIME TO SLOW DOWN…..
I heard a statistic recently that people in major cities are now walking 10% faster than they were a decade ago. When I first heard that I thought it was a bit of an exaggeration, but then I thought about all of the things that have changed in the last 10 years.
Everyone (well almost everyone) has a smart phone, we can find the answer to almost anything within a couple of seconds.
We are expected to respond to every text or email almost instantaneously.
We are ‘connected’ to more and more people through an astounding number of different social media sites.
Peak hour traffic now lasts from 2pm to 8pm on Sydney roads.
65% of full time workers work more than 40 hours a week (I would say this stat is a little low given the expectation of answering work emails after hours)
So how is this furious pace of life affecting you?
How much time are you actually spending on the things that give you real meaning? How much of your life is spent sitting in traffic, browsing useless information (for me that’s a lot!), waiting…..
I want you to look at this amazing short movie ‘This is Water’ taken from an address to graduating College students given by writer David Foster Wallace.
this is water
I remember when I first saw it, it blew my mind, and opened me up to a whole other world of possibilities.
If you learn how to think, how to pay attention,
you will know you have other options….
If you are interested in finding a new way of paying attention, and learning how to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t, come along to our 5 Week Core Mindfulness Skills Workshop. We kick off on Wednesday 22 February – 6.30-7.30pm. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Until next time
Tracey (& Hazel)
PS – still jogging with Hazel and eating a better! Take that New Years Resolution!