Episode #89 Slow It Down
Faster isn’t always better, and in fact, we are often at our best when we are at our slowest. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Greg Dickerson remind us that our pace is our choice and explore how slowness can actually give us more time.
When I think about this time spent versus time saved, those memories of my dad and I going to football games on a Sunday resonate with me. And I’m able to go back, recall that memory, and enjoy those times with my dad who recently passed away.Greg Dickerson
- We often choose high-speed experiences over high-quality experiences.
- We miss out on human connection when we are moving too quickly.
- The fast pace of life accelerates the wear and tear on our bodies.
- At the end of our lives, our most meaningful memories will be those when our pace was slow rather than fast.
- Slowness often feels uncomfortable shortly before it feels meaningful.
- Slowing it down is worthwhile even if it doesn’t come naturally.
- We must be confident in the pace of our lives in order to persevere in our slowness while others continue to zoom past.
- Slowing down helps us to achieve more, or at least to achieve more meaningful things.
- Make a practice of ‘Slow Sundays,’ where you intentionally slow the pace of your day.
- Evaluate yourself honestly by considering, “Am I a slow-paced or fast-paced person?”
- Wake up early enough that you have the time to complete your morning routine slowly.
In This Episode
Beware Of Busyness
Particularly in times of uncertainty and unpredictability, human beings are tempted to hit the gas pedal and fill our lives with an overload of activities as a tactic to distract us from unfortunate circumstances and unpleasant feelings. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and his son Logan Brown explore the dark side of busyness and give practical tips on how to break free from living in the tyranny of the urgent.
Don't Rush Goodbyes
Whether slipping out of a wedding reception unnoticed because the newlyweds are “too busy” or leaving for work with just a minute to spare, our pace in life often causes us to miss out on meaningful connection. This week, Dr. Justin Brown and higher education administrator Bianca Hicks reflect on professional transitions, encounters with strangers, and end-of-life conversations.
Practice A Sabbath
Is it possible that an ancient religious law could be the key to greater peace, purpose, and even productivity? This week, Amy Seiffert and Dr. Tyler Schwanz testify to the transformative power of taking an entire day off every single week.