I was listening to a webinar from my business mentor recently who told us that we need to ruthlessly eliminate hurry from our lives. The webinar was about designing your life. One way to do that is by figuring out “what’s enough” and letting the rest go. I’m not sure who said the quote originally, but I agree with it completely. I’ve noticed over the last few years as I’ve tried to course-correct my own life to simplify and slow down, how much better it is when I don’t have to hurry.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve heard me mention Tasha Tudor before. I’ve admired her determined ability and fierce resolve to create the life she wanted. In fact, Tasha even invented a new religion for fun that she called Stillwater. She said it was a state of mind which celebrated a life without stress. In her own humorous way, Tasha said, “Nowadays, people are so jeezled up. If they took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush, they might enjoy life more.” I’m not sure what the words “jeezled” and “hermit thrush” mean, but I do understand about the simple pleasures of life.
One of my friends and colleagues that I used to work for told me he started a new habit of reading for 30 minutes every day over his lunch hour. No phones. No social media. Just reading for pleasure. I think he’s onto something there!
How are you trying to eliminate hurry from your life?
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