Here's how to turn your activity meter to "slow"
instead of "go."
wristwatch at home on days you don't absolutely have to be
somewhere on time.
Practice doing one
thing at a time instead of two or three things at once (like
talking on the phone
and reading your
Make a deliberate
effort to speak more slowly. Don't cut other people off in
Walk at a slow,
steady pace, not a racewalker's clip.
Smile and greet
people instead of occupying your thoughts with where you're
headed or what
you're going to do
Drive no faster
than the posted speed limit.
Get used to
waiting in line without getting agitated.
Allow a buffer
zone of 15 minutes between appointments, to give your brain and
body some stress-
Schedule some free
time into every day. It's not a waste of time to rest and do
Take time to
"smell the roses"--that is, to notice beauty and
appreciate the little things in life.