Life speeds by at a breakneck pace when it is only comprised of routine. Have you ever paused in the month of March and thought, “Christmas seems like last week…where has time gone?” We judge time based on special events or markers in life. For example, “We ate at that restaurant after vacation but before Rick broke his arm.” If there are no special events to interrupt routine we look back and time is nothing but a blur of familiar activities.
The key to slowing life down is to be intentional about inserting unusual events into your life. This doesn’t mean expensive or time consuming…just kick routine and do something different. If you are running short on ideas ask a creative friend for suggestions and open your mind to the possibilities. Not only will it make life slow down but it will probably make you a more interesting person as well.