TSA #17 – Slow the F&*! Down

Mar 15, 2012 by

I meant to post this yesterday but was trying to follow my own advice.  So here it is.  Slow the f&*! down.  Stop doing so much.  Take a moment to stop and breath.

I just got back from back to back shows for work.  The first was GDC up in San Francisco.  I then came home for 10 hours, enough time to do laundry, sleep, kiss my wife, and then leave again to Austin for SXSW.  I got back yesterday and I took the day off to spend some time with my wife. We had grand plans to go to Disneyland, but as I tried to start up the Jeep, the battery was dead.  That was an easy fix, so I set out about geting it done, again rushing to find time to have fun.  Finally we just said we would do Disneyland another day and stayed home and hung out.  I still have a million things to do at home and work from being gone so long, but sometimes you need to slow down and take a break.  We spent a nice day at home, getting some stuff done, but still taking some time to relax.

This is probably one of my biggest areas that I need to work on.  I am always go go go.  I can always squeeze in more projects, more things on my to-do list, one more email while waiting in line somewhere.  I need to constantly remind myself to slow down.  Take a break.  Stop, breath, and let the world turn.

So this week (week’s almost over, sorry), take a moment and stop.  Slow down. Don’t try to do too much. Stop trying to over do it.  Take a moment for yourself and let all of the things you have to do stay where they are.  Take some time for yourself and see how that feels.

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions
The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing.

Previous TSA’s:
TSA#1 - Buy a meal for someone who needs it
TSA#2 - Go do something fun
TSA#3 - Enough with the plastic bottles
TSA#4 - Learn something new
TSA#5 - Celebrate Christmas
TSA#6 - Start off the new year with a clean room
TSA#7 - Improve
TSA#8 – Tell someone you love them
TSA#9 – Adopt some grandparents
TSA#10 - Organize your life: Inbox edition
TSA#11 - Try a new local restaurant
TSA#12 – Stop watching one TV show
TSA#13 - Do one thing that needs to be done
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up
TSA#14 – Make a Mess
TSA#15 – Give Up
TSA#16 – Drink Water

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