Have you ever felt like time stretches out in front of you so vastly that you could swear it has literally slowed down? One of those wonky and fun occurrences of life, and I sure experienced that this past weekend.
As many of you know, I have been trying to develop daily habits for sometime now to help me manage life in an ever amped-up world, buzzing and spinning along much faster then a sloth moves. The more I stick to these habits, the more time I have for other stuff!
So far, I am connecting these cosmic dots with these daily habits:
- Light a candle at meals – Slow down to enjoy the food and moment
- Morning pages – Slow my thinking down to transfer them to the page
- Sketch – Slows my mind and serves as my meditation
I have noticed the more I slow down with these practices, and instead of trying to fit MORE into the day, intentionally choose what I spend my precious 24 hours on, the more the day seems to expand.
Has anyone else had experience with this? Daily habits or practices that sharpen your focus and magically expand your hours somehow? I would love to hear your thoughts.
P.S. The sketches were spawned from the Inktober 2016 day 24 prompt “slow”. Read more about Inktober here in the article Ready your pens! It’s InkTober.