Wall Street Journal – What’s the Rush? The Power of a Slow Morning
As an antidote to our tech-obsessed society, slow-morning practitioners wake up early to meditate, read, exercise or do nothing at all.
In reaction to hectic, over-scheduled lives burdened by 24-7 technology, a counter movement is emerging: the slow morning.
Proponents spend time—sometimes hours—doing very little in the morning. Rising early, they relish beginning their day in quiet solitude, free of interruptions and deadlines. They say it provides a foundation for productivity, calm and focus that lasts the rest of the day.
Skipping lunch, working late and checking e-mails at home are now the norm for many of us – but can lowering the tempo actually make you more productive?
EVER THOUGHT that going slowly at work could help you get more done? No, me neither. We live in a hectic, 24/7 society, full of power-walking workaholics, where Madonna sleeps with a BlackBerry under her pillow and slowing down is for losers.
Whilst this phrase most famously lends its title to a broadway musical, it’s also an apt anecdote for 21st century life. In this age, we’re continually catching up with the treadmill of life, and it’s no surprise that ‘the slow movement’ has emerged as a result.
CNN Article: We are not rats and life is not a race
We have adopted a corporate mind-set long on quantity, short on quality, Geir Berthelsen says
Our basic needs as humans of belonging, care and love are fulfilled by slowing down
To create great cities, we need to promote human interaction based on basic human values
Read full article: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/11/12/geir.berthelsen.slow.movement/
Les Echos – The 4 ideas to remember from … “Slow Business”
Time, a factor of well-being and performance
Speed does not guarantee performance.
Introducing the deceleration principle in some work methods can pay off. Let’s fight against the waste of time (meetings, frequent interruptions, emergency excesses) and toxic weather. And let us grow our time out for the sake of better well-being.