The Importance of Slowing Down by Todd Abrams

“When things slow down, I’ll start being home more, take a vacation, not be so on edge, start writing my book…”

Sound familiar? But we’re all too busy, right? We’re running ourselves into the ground.

Here’s the real problem: slowing down doesn’t just happen all by itself. The opposite, in fact — life keeps moving faster and we have to sprint to keep up. If we’re not careful, we’ll live our lives rushing from one thing to the next in a constant whirlwind of chaos.

I’m afraid of missing out on the most beautiful parts of life in all that busyness.

Luckily I’ve learned a LOT.

Our rapid pace of life is devastating to our mental and physical health, our relationships, and our productivity. But when we make slowing down a priority, we can:

  • Focus on what’s truly important in life.
  • Stay healthy. Busyness leads to stress, chronic stress leads to poor health.
  • Be more productive. It sounds counterintuitive but rest is essential for productivity.

The reality is that if you don’t slow down, you’ll miss out on your own life. Some of those moments and experiences will never happen to you again. 

So SLOW DOWN. Put your phone away, look your loved ones in the eyes, and spend quality time — unrushed, undivided time — with them. Showing up and experiencing your own life is a gift for yourself and everyone around you. 

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