10 ways to slow down

10 ways to slow down

1. Don’t hurry

If you must then hurry slowly! Festina Lente

Rushing something always makes you less productive and produces inferior results. Allow yourself enough time to do each of your tasks. Take your time on each task and focus 100% on each one.
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10 ways to slow down

2. Don’t multitask

Multitasking is a bad way to do nearly everything.

Do one thing at a time and do it well. Be realistic about how long tasks take and allow yourself enough time to do each task well. Slow down, take your time and focus 100% on one task at a time.
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3. Do nothing. Daydream

Allow period of time in your day for doing absolutely nothing

Let your mind slow down and wander wherever it wants.
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4. Work life balance

Countless studies show that:

The harder and longer you work the less productive you become. Set yourself clear boundaries as to when work time finishes and your free time starts. Stick to these boundaries, stop yourself from peeking at your emails at nighttime or wkd.
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5. Good quality sleep

is vital in slowing down your brain and letting it reset itself.

Make sure you try to get a good 8 hours each night and let yourself nap when you need to.
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6. Calendar cramming

Don’t cram your calendar full of meetings or events

Allow enough time before an event to prepare and enough time afterwards to reflect. Don’t rush from meeting to meeting. There’s nothing wrong with an empty diary, enjoy the freedom it gives you.
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7. Disconnect

Take control of your mobile.

Don’t be a slave to other people’s messages. Turn it off, put it away, so you’re not tempted to have a sneaky peak. Don’t look at work emails on holiday or weekends. That is YOUR time.
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8. Be early

Always plan to be 10 minutes early to every meeting

You will be amazed at how much calmer you are. Enjoy the free time this gives you and use it to slow down time.
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9. Slow time

Slow down your own personal time clock.

Go for a slow walk, sit in a park, turn off your TV and mobile, just sit and think.
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10. Give your time

The best gift you can give to someone is your time

Give undistracted, quality time to your family or friends. Got a suggestion? If you have your own ways to slow down then we'd love to hear from you. Go to the Get in touch page to send us your ideas.