I was not sure what I wanted to write about this week. I don’t always read everything in the church newsletter but I am glad I did this week as it delivered a great message.

This pandemic has forced us all to slow down, restrict our movements and turn our attention inwards. This is a major lifestyle change for many of us.

A slower-paced life means making time to enjoy your mornings, instead of rushing off to work in frenzy. It means taking time to enjoy whatever you’re doing, to appreciate the outdoors, to actually focus on whomever you are spending your time with. Slowing down is the practice of learning to overcome inner hurriedness and addiction to busyness. It’s the practice of learning to savor the moment.

So as we return to the “back to normal” plan lets not forget the lessons we have learned. This may now be a conscious choice (and not forced) but its one that leads to greater appreciate for life and a greater level of happiness.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Do Less. Focus on what’s really important.
  2. Be Present. Be mindful of whatever you are doing at the moment.
  3. Disconnect. This is a big one for me. Shut it off!!!
  4. Focus on People. Look them in they eyes as they are talking to you.
  5. Appreciate Nature
  6. Chew Slower when you eat.
  7. Drive Slower (hopefully my parents and hubby are reading this)
  8. Plan more buffer time between activities
  9. Single task. Focus on one thing at a time.
  10. Breathe and start over

Life moves at such a fast pace that is seems to pass us by before we can really enjoy it. However it does not have to be this way. Let’s rebel against the way of the past and move forward with intention and start enjoying the moment that is right in front of us!



– 30 Box Jumps
– 30 Deadlifts
– 30 Wall Balls
– 30 Sit-ups
– 30 Split Squats
– 30 Push Press
– 30 Deck Squats
– 30 Double Unders