Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re racing against time, trying to meet the deadlines and pressures of work? Most likely, your answer would be a DEFINITE yes and that’s not even your fault!
In today’s fast-paced times, where not only are competition levels growing, but also with the rapid growth of e-commerce due to digitisation, it is hard to stay away from electronic devices such as your smart phone, laptop or tablet.
WHY? The answer is quite simple and that's because its how we all make our living and at the end of the day what counts is how much money we have, RIGHT! Moreover, to top all of this off, we have to take care of ourselves!
Whether it is about going to the gym or visiting a doctor or therapist to help us deal with the constantly bombarding amount of stress and anxiety that we face in our lives.
Slow living is the exact opposite of what is going on in our hectic and demanding lives. Can you remember the last time you focused less on chasing the demands of life and focused more on your own holistic well being and health? It’s hard to pinpoint that as we all are trapped in this vicious race of living in times of pressures of social, psychological and physical ailments.
Depression, anxiety, withdrawal symptoms, anger, frustration are just some of the many different emotions that are a result of ‘fast-living’!
Fast living of course is the exact opposite of slow living and involves living during times where we are constantly seeking ways to live in the easiest possible manner, relying on fast food, fast money and fast movement. How negative the consequences are, if we really think about it!
So, what’s this all about? With phone calls constantly ringing, checking emails, racing through traffic, less time for family life, less time for friends, less time for yourself; is life really meaningful or is it just a task? What is the bigger picture in life? Is it just about running from task to task and chore to chore?
How busy are your really to not have time for your basic well-being? This is a question we all have to ask ourselves, because after all life has a far deeper meaning than all of this, right! When was the last time that you reflected back on your life and thought about what you are actually doing?
We are all infected with perhaps a virus of constantly being hurried, spending more hours in front of the computer screen, being busy and not paying attention to our health or even our happiness!
Is this what are lives are all about and how can we really do what we really want to do in life?
Life has got an ever accelerated pace and this actually imposes a setback to our happiness and well-being. Haven’t you found yourself ever complaining that you wish there were more hours in a day or your not able to complete your task at hand because of less time?
Whether it is a working mom, employees from corporates or self-employed professionals; we are all so caught up with things to do in life.
Ironically, despite knowing that slow living is good for health we are all constantly trying to speed our lives up and completely against slow living. There actually has been an associated tag against ‘slow living’, linking it with bad and negative habits such as being lazy or lethargic.
The real question we have to ask ourselves, ‘Is Faster Really Better?’, and ‘Are we really living our Lives or Just racing through them’?