Every day, twice a day, when I enter a school zone I hit the brakes to reduce my speed to 15 MPH (the posted “school zone” sign). It’s not easy to slow down when I have been zooming right along. Though once I do, I almost feel like I am floating along.
The world looks different when I slow down. I notice the children waiting at a nearby bus stop. The way the sun shines and the clouds moving overhead. Sometimes I roll down the window, even when it is below freezing. Just to smell the scent of the morning air.
What if we did this in our every day, twice a day?
It’s so easy to just begin another day, zooming along and getting things done. Time, not to pause, but to slow down and float along, to see the days tasks (and the world) differently, how might that be of value to your day.