Slow down, Enjoy Life

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tips for better life enjoyment

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Author Christine Louise Hohlbaum adapted these concepts from her book The Power of Slow: 101 ways to save time in our 24/7 world. 21 Simple Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Life Read tip after tip for enjoying life more.

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Embrace Time Abundance: Like time starvation, time abundance is a mind-set. Know that there is a reason for every season. Time abundance states you have more than enough time to get everything done that serves your ultimate purpose.

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Sometimes saying ‘no’ to one thing means leaving room for ‘yes’ in other areas. Create the Opening:

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Relish the space between things: ‘Ma’ is a Japanese term for the space between beats in music or theatrical performances. Give ‘ma’ a chance to show itself in your calendar by creating room for some breezy nothingness between appointments.

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Put away your watch every now and then to experience a timeless state of peace. Challenge yourself to go clock-free for a day. Disengage From Clock Combat:

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Engage in activities that make you forget the time altogether such as painting, dance or making music. Invite Flow Into Your Life:

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You are what, and how, you eat. Take time between bites and chew slowly. Make it a primary, not secondary activity (while doing something else). Eat mindfully:

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Let that call go to voicemail. Suspending your availability now and then helps you regain your center. Use Your Tools:

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It is an addition as much as a convenience. Turn it off from time to time to recharge from the world. The Earth will keep spinning as you refrain from doing so. Switch Off Your Cell Phone Altogether:

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Focus on one project at a time and When a Window Closes, a Door Opens: close all other unrelated windows on your computer. Distractions can tug at your energy, leaving you feeling depleted.

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Make a choice to include time out to dock and visit ports other than work, family responsibilities and obligations. Make sure you have time for simple pleasures and joys. Captain Your Own Ship:

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For those who struggle with taking time off, remember a productive worker is a well-rested one. Redefine the Value of Leisure:

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Kids are great role models for life beyond the clock. Recall what you dreamt about as a kid and pursue some of those interests. Rekindle Your Childhood Dreams:

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Instead of taking a half-day off, take a full one. Focus completely on relaxing activities such as a swing in the hammock or a leisurely stroll through the park. Adhere to the ‘Rule of Full’:

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Challenge yourself to explore a new part of your surroundings – gadget-free. Frequent unplugged fun fosters a sense of connection with your living space. Take an Adult-Sized Time-Out:

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Take a new route to work or order something completely different from the menu. It will raise your awareness about your immediate surroundings and create a new sense of place. Change Your Routine:

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Vitamin D deficiencies arise especially in the winter months. Find ways to go outside daily for a breath of fresh air and sunlight (yes, even through the clouds). Spend Thirty Minutes Outdoors:

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Stimulate your senses with aromatherapy candles, soothing music or a water fountain that splashes in the background. Surround Yourself With Beauty:

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Slowing down does not mean you stop. It means becoming more mindful. Incorporate movement into your daily routine by taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It will do you good, body and soul. Get Moving:

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We often procrastinate due to overwhelm. Break bigger projects down into manageable, bite-sized chunks. Take Small Steps:

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Life is in the details, but you needn’t be overshadowed by them. Focus on what you can do to change things--not on what you can’t. Enjoy the ride on the highway of life. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff:

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Ultimately, the choice is yours. How you spend your daily units is up to you. Living powerfully is a decision you get to make anew every day. Savour Your Bank Account of Time: The End.

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