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?