The tortoise and the hare. I’m definitely guilty of being the hare, trying to sprint through a long race and coming out worse off than the plodders.
Slowing down in order to with the race wasn’t on my mind back when I was ruminating upon time investment in April. It seems like a sound strategy though. A little insurance that I’ll still be going strong in 10 years rather than selling out, because ultimately that’s how to make a bigger difference.
Tonight I was home by 6pm. I reached a natural stopping point at work and decided to leave rather than starting something else. It was great! I chatted with my mother, blogged, made some blog notes for tomorrow, threw in some laundry, and am now going to relax over a simple yet delicious supper and read Guns Germs and Steel.
I would love to hear how other people find time to slow down. If you’re a sprinting hare, how’s it going for you, and what motivates you?
EDIT: Ok, I’ll write another quick post I meant to write earlier today, and then I’ll go relax. Seriously! I’m going now!