Coming home yesterday after working twelve days in a row, I continued the frantic pace into the evening. Checking email, reviewing and adding to my to do list. And in a quiet moment one word came to mind shouting -ENOUGH! We push ourselves to the wall and continue to push and push. More, more, more. Juggle, multi-task, go faster, do more. ENOUGH. Time to slow down and rest.
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James
“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” – Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne
“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” – Will Rogers
“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” – J. Lubbock
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast-you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” – Eddie Cantor
“We are always getting ready to live but never living.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson