Surprise? Life is Speeding Up

We must acquire new skills. The first is self-control. This means the ability to pause – whether by reading a novel, looking at a Botticelli painting, or the simple pleasure of an Easter egg hunt with your children. 

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I think we all feel it, rushing trough the city, multitasking in the subway, emails coming to your inbox at all times and time zones, doesn’t it feel like we are living faster than before? According to an article by Independent this is very true:

we operate swifter nowadays across the board. We eat faster and we walk faster, running to catch the bus which we pay for by simply tapping in. No more faffing around to look for cash in our pockets or collecting tickets. That’s all yesterday’s behaviour.

The article goes further:

We digest stuff quicker. Fashion arrives and is replaced by a new look when that delivery sells out. Films open on a Friday and can close a week later. Our computers used to take minutes to crank up; they now take milliseconds and are connected online 24/7. 

The article also recommends that pausing to think and leaving the automatic behaviour can be a good way to start slowing down:

[…] we must acquire new skills. The first is self-control. This means the ability to pause – whether by reading a novel, looking at a Botticelli painting, or the simple pleasure of an Easter egg hunt with your children.

Do you allow yourself to stop? what are your daily behaviour that you just do automatically? we encourage you to stop and think about his, maybe it could be your first step to recovery.

(This post comes from our Designing Deeper blog
(Este post foi retirado do nosso blog Designing Deeper)