Living Slowly

Earlier this week, Simple Mom posed this question:  Are you living slowly?  Unfortunately, my answer to her question is a resounding NO!

On my way back from the gym yesterday, I heard an old hip hop song.  I LOVE old school hip hop! This new stuff is horrible, but I digress. 

In the song, the rapper said “it’s 1990″.  As I rapped and drove, it suddenly hit me that 1990 was  TWENTY-TWO years ago.  Where has the time gone?

I don’t know about y’all but time seems to move at the speed of lightening!  Is living slowly even possible in 2012?

We have all heard the term “living life in the fast lane” and associated it with wild parties and throwing caution to the wind. 

However, several online dictionaries have defined life in the fast lane as:  a hectic and pressured lifestyle often characterized by recklessness or dissipation.  Hectic and pressured sounds really familiar, I don’t even have time for a “wild party”!

We all know that if you drive too fast, it can lead to what appears to be reckless driving and perhaps loss of control of the car.  I found it really interesting that dissipation can be defined as mental distraction or diversion. 

With so many balls in the air, I find it hard not get distracted.  With more and more places to be and more and more things to do, getting over in the fast lane seems like the only option. 

Proverbs 21:5 Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.

So Divas, are YOU living slowly? If you are a ZEN Diva or are working on slowing down, please share your tips with me! I really need to slow down and at least NOTICE the roses!

This post is part of the weekly meme hosted by Shell, at Things I Can’t Say.

9 Responses to Living Slowly
  1. Patricia Purcell
    May 9, 2012 | 12:02 pm

    There is so much pressure on all of us these days to do more and be more. Often it's not until we step back that we realize all that we might be missing if we're living life too fast!

  2. Shell
    May 9, 2012 | 1:02 pm

    I need to slow down… if only I can find the time. ;)

  3. Jules
    May 9, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    I try so hard to stop overplanning and leave my calendar as empty as possible. To make yoga once a week, to get in touch with me. To not feel guilty for wanting to stay home.

    But……reality is, life gets in the way.

  4. Katina
    May 9, 2012 | 9:54 pm

    So true!!!!

  5. Katina
    May 9, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    I guess I am not alone huh?

  6. Katina
    May 9, 2012 | 9:56 pm

    YES life gets in the way;(!

  7. Mumsy¸.¤ª“˜¨
    May 11, 2012 | 9:07 am

    It is so hard now a day to live life slowly. There is always things to do, places to go, and people to see.

    I often want to go back to when life was simpler!

  8. Megan
    May 15, 2012 | 6:16 pm

    Like you said, I'm definitely not living slowly either! Time flies by, regardless, though I do try to remember to stop and enjoy all the little moments with my littles. So important to do!!

  9. Optimistic Mom
    May 16, 2012 | 8:42 am

    I think for awhile I was in the fast lane, but the last few years I have slowed down. It is a struggle to stop and enjoy the moments, but we must do it……..or we will look back and wonder where the time went.

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