Slow down, when you want to speed up

Last year I watched the documentary called FishPeople.  Intrigued by the story of Kimi Werner, (an amazing freediver, spearfisher, chef, and artist) I took time to watch her TEDx Talk.  She said something that resonated with me, “When you feel the need to speed up, slow down.”  This applies specifically to stressful, in the moment decision-making.

Her story and TEDx Talk is inspiring and motivational.  For me, it’s a nice reminder that slowing down is so important for so many reasons – not only decision-making or practicing empathy, but for connecting with family, personal reflection, connecting with nature, pursuing interests, or health, to name a few.

She also created a short film called Variables.

I hope everyone has the opportunity to slow down as we “speed” towards the end of school year, plus, the opportunity to slow down each day.

How do you slow down to speed up?

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