We're all busy on that treadmill called life but there is a lot to be said for living in the slow lane and still achieving your heart's desires. We always hear stories of people who have just been going so fast that they haven't been able to live fully and completely. Indeed, there is a fabulous quote from one of my favourite films that encapsulates the need for going slowly and appreciating life that little bit more. Ferris Bueller says it best when he says, "life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it". And let's face it, who wants to miss out on the beauty that is life?! Here are some ways to go a little slower and enjoy the benefits.
1. Live in the Present
If you have read Ekhart Tolle's The Power of Now, you will understand the fact that there is only one moment in life - the present one. We spend so much time agonizing about the past and worrying about the future that we forget where we are right now. Instead of thinking of the past and the future, enjoy the now. When you're sitting on the park bench, enjoy the park and all it has to offer. As Eckart Tolle explains, there is a time for planning for the future but there is also a time for enjoying the present moment.