How to slow down properly

Rompshire ladies during rush hour

1. Make time in your day for idleness (especially when there’s a lot to do). 

2. Limit your exposure to seriousness. Try laughing. If that’s too difficult, start with giggling.

3. Never waste an opportunity to get comfortable. 

4. Have a cup of tea. Put your feet up, relax, and maybe run yourself a bath.

5. Communicate slowly. Pause before replying to a question. Maybe you’ll think of something new. Questions demand a response, but not necessarily an answer. 

6. Yawn often. Medical studies have shown lots of things, and that yawning may possibly be good for you.

7. Spend more time in bed. Don’t skimp on sleep because not doing much is demanding.

8. Multitasking is a moral weakness. Do one thing at a time.

9. Choose what you do wisely. Remember, if a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing slowly

10. Become one of us. Get on the slow path, and—with time and practice—you too can achieve not much.