Why You Should Hurry up and Slow Down!


You should try sitting still – for just a few minutes every day – rest your body & mind and while you’re sitting there, try reflecting on the WHY of what you do every day. You may surprise yourself with some of your answers.


We live in a crazy hurry up world. And its not slowing down. But you can. All that’s needed is a little bit of preplanning to remove from your life whatever isn’t helping right now, be it an activity, certain thought processes, or a person.

1. Activities – Anything you do that is done out of habit, and not necessary or helpful to you, think about letting it go.

You might also consider the amount of time you spend with social media, just sayin’.

If you are constantly called upon to do favors for others, who don’t reciprocate in their turn, regarding your needs, start saying no to them. Doing things for others is nice, but can be very time consuming (this includes family members).

2. Worries – If you spend a fair amount of time worrying about things then it’s time to make a list and see which of those worrisome things you can actually do something about. Effort on your part will be required, but the end result is you’ll have less things to worry about.

3. People – There are people out there with poor attitudes and an overall negative outlook on life. You don’t need these people around you. They’ll go out of their way to tell you what you’re doing wrong or what’s wrong with you or someone, or something you care about.

Dump them. You don’t need them or their negativity. And chances are they’re also one of the items you spend time worrying about so you’ll have removed two things that take away precious time, a person(s) and an item on your worries list (this also includes family members).


Bottom line here is value yourself highly by BALANCING your needs with time spent. If you aren’t good to yourself, those you do care about will suffer – as will you.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great time saving day!

~ Penny

19 thoughts on “Why You Should Hurry up and Slow Down!

  1. Thanks, Penny, to learn to say no because I have the tendency to do favour for others. It is hard to avoid negative people when my husband is negative.


  2. Wise words, I tend to manage to do a lot of these things mainly because I enjoy being contrary to the so called ‘rules’ of life. That and I’d never get any reading done if I didn’t hunt out the time and on the bus I just can’t read.

  3. Loved your post and the specifics of learning to say “No”. Also liked all the frog pics. I shared this with my daughter who is the worrier in the family. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you Susan, happy you liked the frogs. They seemed to work well with the theme. I’m also glad you shared with your daughter, we all worry much, I think! โ˜บ🌸🍃

  4. AnElephantCant always sit still
    Sometimes he thinks he is going to the dogs
    So he says thank you to darling Penny
    And he asks her how many
    Pictures she has of those cute little frogs

    And why are they not Elephants????

  5. Yes , yes and yes again, this is so so right and we need to remind ourselves of doing the right thing and not get too worried and stressed out. You put it all perfectly together in this post. Thank you Penny. And I do love the frog pictures very much! Sending you Love โ™ฅ

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