Slow Down Now

If you want to improve your productivity, slow down.

Experts say the quality of what you are doing will go way up. And it is much better to do things well, then in a half-baked way. It’s much better to do one thing well, than six things in a half-baked way.

One of the things I enjoy most about having a new puppy (and Reyna is our 7th) is that it forces me to slow down. We have to go at her pace for just about…everything. Walks, eating, waiting for her to relieve. She gives me a good excuse to stargaze!

Plus, puppies naps a lot. That can’t be a bad thing.

So our Day #4 assignment is to slow down. Today, slow down while you’re doing a chore. Give a task the time it takes. Try not to rush through it.

Here are a couple of suggestions about slowing down from these so-called experts:

Eat slowly. If you cram your food down your throat, you are not only missing out on the great taste of the food, you are not eating healthy. Slow down to lose weight, improve digestion, and enjoy life more.

Drive slowly. Most people rush through traffic, honking and getting angry and frustrated and stressed out…and endangering themselves and others in the meantime. Driving slower is not only safer, but it is better on your fuel bill, and can be incredibly peaceful.

Today, give it a try. Slow down a little.

There’s even a website about it: Slow Down Now

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.