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Go slow, rather than at pace

Updated: Sep 11, 2019

S U N D A Y – The day of rest. But still we find it near impossible to take time back for ourselves. Day after day we have many demands on our time, increased pressures. To do more, be better, squeeze more in, multitask, ‘be productive’, make the most of every second. How often are you juggling three things whilst not concentrating on any of them!? No wonder it can be so difficult to be present.

Slow down rather than go at pace. Slowing down does not mean giving up. I certainly doesn’t mean stopping or halting progress. It means taking a pause. To focus and to notice what is going on. And while you give yourself permission to slow down, you may notice things you would otherwise have missed. Whether that be at your work, in your exercise regime, with your family and friends, or even in your own time. Slowing down can improve the quality of your interactions, can give you more space and information.

I challenge you to try this today. Purposefully slow your pace, slow your breathing, slow your actions and notice what happens.


Gemma Brown is a certified coach who works with successful women, 1-2-1 and in groups, to identify their strengths and build confidence which enables them to have the self-belief to fearlessly bring their whole being into all areas of life. Gemma is based in Cambridgeshire and carries out face to face coaching in the area as well as 1-2-1 coaching via Skype and Zoom. For more about Gemma, visit her 'About' page.

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