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Sometimes life and work can seem like a constant rush.
But what I want to suggest is that every time you feel like rushing and hustling, slow down.
Every time you feel like things are incredibly challenging, slow down.
The U.S. Marines have created this concept of slow is smooth, smooth is fast.
They know that in life and death situations, every move has to be calm, considered and intentional.
When we’re operating at a frantic pace all of the time, we can sometimes miss signs that there’s a problem that needs our attention.
We get caught up in the drama of constantly rushing from one urgent thing to the next.
But if we deliberately operate at a slow and smooth pace, we have time to breathe and take in our surroundings.
We have time to observe the reality of what is, and find the subtle opportunities that we otherwise might miss.
We also have time to take breaks, rest and recharge, giving us sufficient bursts of efficient energy when we need it.
We can still be fast, we can still be productive.
So remember that slow is smooth and smooth is fast.
Intentional is productive.
How can you create more “smooth” for what you want to achieve for yourself right now?
- If you notice yourself rushing, then take a moment to slow down and breathe
- Once you’ve taken a few deep breaths (to activate the rational and intentional part of your brain) then ask yourself: “How might I make things slower and smoother right now?”
- Be aware of whether you’re multi-tasking or switching often from one task to the next – this is a sure way to feel like you’re in a constant rush without being productive
- COACHING: If you want to stop rushing and feel calmer and in control of your day (oh, and a whole lot more productive) then book a free consultation with me here.