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Slow Down to Speed Up (37 sec read)

Change Your Life in Seconds: Vol. 2, No. 10

Hey, I’m Sim, and this is my Change Your Life in Seconds newsletter. Every week, positive reflections that take seconds to read but will help you change perspective on life.

8 Thought-Provoking Reflections

37 seconds to read, week-long meditations.

8. You eat, work, and exercise fast—so don’t also blindly rush through reading for the sake of productivity. It’s okay to be a slow reader, as it allows for better understanding of what you are reading. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
7. Consistency makes perfection. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
6. Treat others as an asset, not a liability, and they will be part of the solution. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ

5. Stalk your fears. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
4. There are no problems without solutions, so be faithful that you will find a solution for every problem as it arises. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
3. The harder it is for you at first, the easier it will make it for everyone later. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
2. Your most solid beliefs are often your most foolish delusions. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ
1. Perfection is imperfect. ᵗʷᵉᵉᵗ ⁿᵒʷ

Principles and Takeaways

A few more seconds, deeper meditations.

The three most important ideas are to slow down, be consistent, and think constructively about others. With time and perseverance, most things that seem hard at first become easier.

You’re often forced to move at a speed faster than your own heartbeat. Don’t hurry through your days as fast as you can in order to match the exaggerated, unachievable productivity standards set by society. While everyone learns in a different way, many would benefit from taking more time to reflect—so that we may get the most out of our lives.

What are some of the positive aspects you’ve noticed as a result of slowing down your routine in life?

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