Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Why We All Need To Slow Down

Whether we like it or not, we live in a busy world. Every morning, we get up, we get ready, rush off to work before coming home and trying to cram as many things as we can in the spaces in between.

Our life can seem like one constant rush.

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We are constantly pushing ourselves and trying to meet all of our duties and responsibilities and before we know it the day is over and we're wondering where the time went.

I ask you this: when was the last time that you just stopped?

When was the last time that you just paused to take it all in? To take a deep breath of fresh air and listen to the twittering of the birds or to take in the smile of your children, partner or friends?

We spend so much energy running about and trying to make sure that everything falls into place that we forget to savour it. We take the small things for granted and don't make the most of them while we can. The strong grip of a good hug, the smile of a friend, the heart to heart with a sibling get pushed to the back of the mind as we desperately hurry about trying to keep up with it all.

We forget to take the time to make the most of life.

This, right here, right now is the one shot that we're going to remember. Whatever your beliefs, whether that be heaven, reincarnation or just being buried in the ground, the life you are living now is the only attempt that you're going to remember- once it's gone, it's gone.

Keep up your responsibilities, work hard in life but make sure to enjoy it too. It goes so quickly that, if you're not careful, you'll miss it.

Half of the year is gone and you can't get it back but you can make the most of the rest of it. You can savour the rest of it.