Mahatma Ghandi once said “There Is More To Life Than Increasing Its Speed”
I read this quote today and realised how true it is. Life is speeding up. My life moves at warp-speed, even more so because I’m one of those people who does everything fast. I feel like I’m on a race against time, wanting to do as much as I can before time runs out. I rush around doing so much, yet I feel unfulfilled because I’m not sure I actually get time to enjoy it.
It’s as though we’re all on a race to the finish line, but I’m dreading reaching that actual line.
I remember when I was a teenager, thinking how 40 was ancient, but it’s not that far away (and I’m genuinely frightened). I just look at my grandparents and think how hard it must be for them, knowing they are on a countdown, wondering how many Christmasses they have left. And time goes quicker the older you get.
We spend our lives multi-tasking (I often speak on the phone, wash up and cook at the same time), attached to our Blackberries (yes, I’m guilty of talking to/texting someone whilst pushing my 2 year old on the swing), I-phones and computers, whilst we blog, tweet and email. Technology is bringing us closer together, but at a much greater speed. Is it inevitable because of the pace of life we live in that our lives be over before we know it?
Wouldn’t it be nice to SLOW things down…?
Does your life move too quickly? Is there anything we can do to slow things down (BIG or small)?