In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Of course, that’s not the only reason you should slow down. We all live busy lives and while it can be hard to slow down, it can be very necessary to our mental health and well-being. Jeff Goins reminds us that:

  • Getting eight hours of sleep every night can help you lose weight and think more clearly.
  • Being well-rested will prevent you from getting cranky from sleep deprivation, making you more likable.
  • Slowing down helps ensure you don’t miss out on the things that are most important in this world like your friends and family.

Three Reasons You Need to Slow Down | Jeff Goins

Running won’t help, as Thich Nhat Hanh said “Smile, Breathe and go Slowly, words that Leo from Zenhabits.net has adopted as his philosophy for life. 7 Ways to Slow Down Today

Featured photo credit: Young Olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)via Shutterstock

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