Every now and then, I find myself getting caught up in the speed of the world. With a thousand things to do and a thousand unexpected things that pop up, it is easy to suddenly see my personal speedometer pegged at 150 miles per hour! I try not to find myself in this situation to often, but when I do, I like to sharpen the saw with a slow down. I start by getting back to my personal mission statement and my weekly plan. I make sure I am getting my big rocks in and I give myself the right to say, "No thank you," to requests that are neither urgent nor important.
I also like to take 10 minutes to simply sit back, do a little deep breathing, and relax. I don't ever feel bad about 10 minutes! If you are one of those people who lives and dies by a "TO DO" list, please add this to your list: DO NOTHING FOR 10 MINUTES! You will get your satisfaction from your ten minute break and you will get your satisfaction from drawing a thick black line through it afterwards!