12 Steps to Slow Down

There must be a program for those of us that overload our brains with a barrage of activities. Today continues the steps to help me deal with this state of being.

5. I admit I spend too much time in front of a keyboard and not enough time allowing quiet thoughts into my head.
6. I accept my tendency to agree to one more task, open one more journal, read one more document, read one more website, write one more comment.
7. I acknowledge my shortcomings and welcome the opportunity to step away and breathe ā€¦ long and deep.
8. I know that my struggles are minor compared to what others are dealing with, and yet, they are real to me and need to be addressed.
9. I honor the me, filled with flaws and imperfections and know that I will continue to grow, learn, make mistakes and multitask.
10. I recognize the need to find quiet time and go within.
11. I understand the value of friendship and remember to turn to those who are willing to help me slow down and push away.
12. I know there is a power higher than me who is just waiting for me to push the ‘OFF’ button. When that happens, I am claiming my life again.

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6 thoughts on “12 Steps to Slow Down

  1. These are all great steps. As things stand today, I can honestly say that I don’t need the program. While I was still working, they were all true to me. In fact, it was so bad that I had consequences from it: I stayed up too late at night to communicate with my North American friends, when I should have been sleeping in order to be in good shape for work the following day.

    Nowadays, I think I’ve found a quite healthy balance — I’m happy and grateful.

    • How wonderful to have multi-tasking a thing in your past. ON the one hand, my brain is so active and new brain cells are popping up daily but on the other – there are too many things happening so that I can’t appreciate the new brain cells! Crazy, huh?

      • ha ha! It’s not like I have shedded multitasking in its entirety! šŸ™‚ I’m still online and watch TV at the same time … for example. It has to be something extremely good on TV for me to turn away from the computer! And I can still walk, think and chew gum at the same time *ROFL*… hope I’m getting some new cells too!

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