Stillness: The old fast, slow, fast, slow conundrum

As part of 2018’s Stillness Big Year, I’ll flail around the topics of meditation, peacefulness, “mindfulness,” and calmness. Nothing systematic, just keeping my antennae raised because I’m spending ten minutes daily on Headspace.

Hurry Slowly is Jocelyn Glei’s just-launched podcast “about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down.” I’m type A/C, alternatively manic and torpid, always fussing over whether to work too hard or to creatively laze around, so I’ll tune in.

The first episode is an interview with Jason Fried, an astute software company head who, for one thing, keeps his company’s working hours to 40 (32 in summer!). For me, where I am right now, the take home message is my power to allocate my own time in many different ways. Don’t let others take time from you, that’s another idea (not a new one but innovatively and vigorously expressed and implemented). Check it out, I’m sure you’ll find something useful.

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