What Really Matters

By: Cathleen Moxley
By: Cathleen Moxley

Cathleen Moxley talks about slowing down for a minute to think about what really matters in life.

I saw a great story on NBC Nightly News the other night about slowing down. Apparently, a group of people in London are on a "Slow Down" campaign, where they stand on the street and try to see if they can get anyone to ....well.... slow down! Needless to say, they didn't seem to be having much luck.

This got me thinking, and I have to admit that I'm guilty of getting too wrapped up in work, and allow myself to get stressed about things that I shouldn't.

We live in such a fast-paced world, and with the Internet being so accessible that many people are constantly checking e-mail and such from their phones, it's easy to get carried away.

But I have to ask myself; "Are we missing out on the things that matter the most?"

Checking e-mails and staying updated is all part of being a responsible employee, but are we spending TOO much time in front of the computer screen and on the phone? How much of that time could we be spending with family and friends? And how much of that time are we worrying about work-related stuff?

I know a lot of people who are great at balancing the two worlds, but for others it's not so easy.

I would love to hear your opinions on this. Are we moving at the right pace, or should we slow down a little?


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  • by Isaac Location: southern New Jersey on May 18, 2009 at 06:27 AM
    Being from New Jersey, I can certainly understand about the fast paced world, although I try my best now to avoid it. With the passing of some family and friends, you do realize to importance of "stopping and smelling the roses". Thank you Cathleen for the reminder. Thanks to "Speedy's" comment, it really made me laugh and they say laughter is the best medicine. Ride Safe!
  • by Ray Location: Florida on May 7, 2009 at 05:13 PM
    Cathleen.....Excellent blog. We all need to slow down and enjoy friends and family as much as we possibly can. I'm a PHS grad (Class of 1965) and now live in Florida. I can't count the number of times looking back, when I should have been back in P-burg enjoying my parents, but, I was to busy in New York making a living. I'm in Florida now....retired and sure appreciate what your blog is all about. My parents are gone now and God knows I would give anything to just spend one more hour with them in good ole P-burg......Thanks for listening.....
  • by Speedy Location: WV on Apr 28, 2009 at 03:19 PM
    Too busy. Couldn't read it.
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