Monday Mojo – Take It Slow

Are you busy? I’m asking a daft question; of course you are. There’s always a million things to do, and those things create a million more. So the notion we should put the brakes on for a bit probably sounds like a crazy idea. Hear me out though. 

When you think about it, there are very few things we need to – or should – rush these days, and in fact when we do we might make a mess of it.

We can’t make the bus come any quicker. 
We can’t make the printer go any faster. 
We can’t make the kettle boil any sooner.

Of course, some things we can get immediately. Any one of us if we have the money, can go online and ask for same day delivery. But things like trust, love, even grief, these can’t be hurried – although patience is a tough skill to master. Some things have to take their natural time.

Our need for speed usually does not end well, and actually we can slow down to go faster. What if slowing down gave us an advantage?

Here’s something that might help:
This week, maybe set the intention to Take It Slow.  If you’ve been putting yourself under pressure to move fast in some area of your life, maybe ask yourself why and whether it’s in your best interests to do that right now.  If you’re giving yourself a hard time for getting behind with something, that doesn’t mean you have to forge ahead at pace. Set yourself some reasonable targets and do what you can with what you have from where you are. 

It may be in your interests not to rush into something just yet, and maybe even delay a decision. Remember “because I don’t want to” is a perfectly valid reason to say no if you’re not ready. And if you’re going through a hard time right now, it’s ok to let someone know, or even just give space to your feelings for a moment. Reach out to trusted friends, family or colleagues if it helps so that your feelings can be heard and validated.

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Copyright Delphi Ellis 2022

Published by Delphi Ellis

Therapeutic counsellor, well-being trainer and author working with grief and mental health, helping people get their sparkle back. Explores dreams on telly. Avid tea drinker. © Delphi Ellis - Helping You Sparkle™ 2006 - 21

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