How slowing down just a little will make you happier.
Just a quick little note to let you all know that the Whole Being Institute, which just happens to be my Positive Psychology “Alma Mater”, has seen fit to republish an older blog of mine about how enjoying the journey is often more important that the destination.
I thought I’d take a moment to say a bit about how this particular post got written and also let you check out the reposting and their wonderful website.
The whole thing started…..
One day as I was thinking about what to talk about at the beginning of my yoga class. I always gave a short talk as a lead-in to each yoga class I was teaching up in Keene Valley, NY. I was thinking about how so many of us seemed to be rushing around everyday yet not really feeling very happy about much of life. Here we were, surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack mountains and most of us were working our butts off with 2, 3 and sometimes 4 jobs during the summer season.
It got me thinking….
What if we slowed down, even just a little and payed attention to HOW we were getting from A to B?
Exactly how could we learn to enjoy the journey, even more?
How would life feel different and more importantly would we feel happier and more content?
I wrote up the piece as my talk at the beginning of class and afterwards a few students came up to ask if we could form an impromptu A to B club. The challenge would be to see how often each day we could slow down to appreciate the journey we were taking, rather than rushing towards the destination.