Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Hurry Up and Slow Down

It seems like the less you have to do the less you get done, and the more you have to do, the more you amaze yourself at what you can get done in a short amount of time. I really prefer the latter scenario, because I like being productive, but I think everyone needs some of both. We can't go blazes all the time, so when we finally go into slo-mo every little effort becomes exhausting.


John Lynch said...

This is why I try to manufacture urgency in my leisure. Having a list of "task" to do on vacation means that I end up playing more games, watching more movies, and reading more books than I otherwise would have. It's like the best of both worlds! You get the satisfaction of getting a lot done while doing absolutely nothing!

Lisa said...

I understand this. But I also think some leisure needs to be more like drifting in a rowboat without a paddle. If we don't slow down, we'll never hear the lapping of the water against the boat, see the rocks at the bottom of the lake rippling like a mirage, or feel the gentle rocking that soothes our frayedness. It is harder to receive when our hands and minds are full.