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Stop Living Life In The Fast Lane

Stop Living Life In The Fast Lane

This is a sponsored guest post written by Jen Brenner.

If you feel like you are always go, go, go, you are probably not alone in that feeling. It seems that we never have time to slow down, and when we do, we often feel guilty about taking time to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labour. There are lots of great things about being able to run at full speed all the time, but the time will come when we start to feel burnt out and resentful toward how much time we spend doing things that are required of us. Many people have started to work toward slowing down so they can enjoy life more. If you find yourself living in the fast lane, here are a few ways you can slow down and relax.

Schedule Your Time

It might seem like you would have more time if you lived freely and didn’t keep a schedule, but the opposite can actually be true. The more structured our time is, the more of it we can find. By writing out all the things you need to get done in a day, you can immediately see how much time you have left to work on the things you want to work on, or spend your time doing. You can prioritize your time in a way that allows you to include the things that are of interest to you instead of slaving away at your job day in and day out. Sure, you have to go to work, but you can find the time to do things that you love too.

Get Outdoors More

If you want to make it feel like time has stopped, take yourself for a walk in the woods. It’s an amazing feeling to set out on a trek and spend time in the great outdoors. Being in nature makes you feel alive and can make you feel like time has stopped. You can lose yourself for hours while walking around in the woods - find a path to walk on of course, and be careful. But you’ll love escaping it all and going for a walk. Walking outdoors gives you time to think and clear your head. It can also help you stay healthy and focused on your work better when you do sit back down to tend to what needs to be done.

Learn From Others

If there is someone who is spending their time doing the things you wish you could be doing with your time, try to reach out to them and ask them how they have built their life in that way. You can read books from celebrities and self-help gurus about how you can organize your life so that it serves you in every way. Experts from all industries got there by starting where you are now. Richard Hammond, for example, took his love of cars to the next level with his show Top Gear. It all started with an interest and making that interest a priority.


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