In the moment #2

An excerpt from Crazybusy by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. is keeping my thoughts focused on balance and being present, fighting the habit of doing too many things at once.

“The best reason to take your time is that this time is the only time you’ll ever have. You must take it, or it will be taken from you. It is telling that the phrase “taking your time” is synonymous with slowing down. If we want to live life fully, we do best to slow down. I don’t suggest that we turn back the clock, trying to retrieve a bygone era when life was slower. We couldn’t, even if we wanted to. But I don’t believe we should want to. We should revel in our electronically supercharged, unbounded world. But, to make the most out of this new world, to avoid feeling overbooked, overstretched, and about to snap, to make modern life become better than life has ever been, a person must learn how to do what matters most first. Otherwise, you will bulldoze over life’s best moments. You won’t notice the little charms that adorn each day, nor will you ever transform the mundane into the extraordinary.”

Exactly.

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2 Responses to “In the moment #2”

  1. The Writer Mama Says:

    I heard about another book you might like:

    Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood by Karen Maezen Miller

    Heard about it in the Poets & Writers article I mentioned in my blog today.

    🙂 C

  2. Sage Says:

    Oh, that’s good. Thank you!

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