Slow down to do more

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One of my mantras for 2019 is “Slow Down.” 

I chose this mantra because I sometimes feel a nervous, frenetic energy like there is so much to do and not enough time. (Sound familiar?)

Luckily, I chose this work because I wanted to learn better tools to simplify my own life and to find more calm and ease while helping others to do the same. 

That’s why I am excited that my new partner and friend Lindsay Satterfield was interviewed for a series in Authority Magazine and Thrive Global called “Slow Down to Do More.” 

Lindsay is a productivity guru. I met her through a fellow KonMari consultant who had taken Lindsay’s classes and found her tools to be life-changing. (Marie Kondo doesn't have a monopoly on life-changing magic. :)) 

I started implementing Lindsay’s tools and ... WOW. 

I am WAY more on top of things than ever.

Here’s what Lindsay has to say about our default mode today:

[People are] running on adrenaline to keep up with their buzzing phones and bursting schedules. This always-on, “so busy” mode is glorified in the workplace and in the culture-at-large. (Have you noticed how “people” often answer the question “How are you?” with “Busy”...?). In fact, it can feel like something is wrong if we aren’t going a million miles an hour, if we aren’t rushing through the day. 

Do you want something different?

To learn how to “Slow Down to Do More,” brew yourself a nice cup of hot tea, settle in, and read this article with six clear steps for slowing down. (Marie Kondo makes an appearance in Step 4.)

To pique your curiosity, here’s a little teaser of those six steps:

  1. Listen

  2. Put yourself in a time out

  3. Keep a “don’t do” list 

  4. Marie Kondo your schedule

  5. Use a “simple joy” list

  6. Breathe 

In the coming months, I'll be partnering with Lindsay to bring her flagship Workflow Mastery to more organizations, so if you or your team is interested in learning about how to use her life-changing and practical strategies to stay on top of your goals, tasks (and email!), drop me a line!