Do you ever get the feeling the you don’t have enough time? Do you feel like you need more than 24 hours in a day? Does life feel like a never-ending race against the clock? Are you always in a hurry?
What do you think of when you hear these questions? If the answer to this last question is “work” or something related to it, then you should Slow Down! You are an workaholic either you like it or not, either you admit it or not.
“So what?”, “What’s the big deal?”, “It’s only temporarily… ”
Well, it is a big deal!! And you know why? Because you might end up missing what’s really important in life!
You might pass by the love of your life and not see it, you might not see your child growing up, you might lose your friends, family, health and sometime, even life.
This post is inspired by a movie I saw this weekend - Click - which really got to me. It’s a movie with Adam Sandler - yeah I thought it’s funny movie too - which turned to be a very serious one.
It’s about a workaholic architect who finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
The movie’s moral, from my point of view, is this: You might not have a second chance in life, so make sure you don’t waste it!
Also, it reminded me about a concept that I bumped into a few month ago - Downshifting or Slow Movement. I going to let Carl Honore to tell you more on this subject - I recommend you to slow down at least for about 20 minutes to watch this talk posted on TED - Carl Honore: Slowing down in a world built for speed:
Journalist Carl Honore is best known for his advocacy of the Slow Movement. His book In Praise of Slowness dissects our speed-obsessed society and celebrates those who have gotten in touch with their “inner tortoise.”
In a world of hi-speed, sometimes it’s better to just slow down!Tags:adam sandler , downshifting , life , movies , slow down
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