Can Someone Slow Down the Song

Can Someone Slow Down the Song

What do cars, weekends, and time all have in common?

They all tend to be in a rush and pass by so quickly a majority of the time.

At times, I feel as though everything and everyone is running around like frantic little children. I distinctly remember last year, as a freshman in college with several classes, rushing from work to dinner and off to business meetings. Even though I was having the time of my life, enjoying campus activities, making new friendships, and getting to choose the topics I wanted to learn about, I still felt like one of those anxious children trying to get from place to place. Each day felt like a race.

This year I have been focusing on being still and not rushing from place to place. I’ve been working on slowing things down and living more in the present. Rather than looking to the future constantly, thinking about what’s next to do. I encourage you to do the same for yourself.

When we rush we miss what is taking place right in front of us. Take time to be fully engaged when talking to the person next to you. I was told, while we are in conversations, naturally, we are already planning on how we are gong to reply to somone else’s statement before they have even finished what they are saying. Interesting, but sadly true. I am guilty of this myself. We get so consumed with our own thoughts that we don’t even try to listen to one another. 

I greatly appreciate you for reading my blog post! Feel free to leave me a comment below on your thoughts.
Also, if you picked up on the title, it was inspired by Selena Gomez’s ‘Slow Down’ song lyrics, props to you!

xoxo, Jasmine Grace

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10 Comments

  1. December 2, 2016 / 4:55 PM

    I feel like thinking of what our reply will be when talking to someone has been engrained in us. That’s how we are trained in school. Our minds are too active in this crazy world!

    • December 2, 2016 / 5:01 PM

      I totally agree with you! Especially growing up with technology we have the urge to speed things up and not wait. It’s something we definitely have to become aware of and train ourselves. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. December 2, 2016 / 9:37 PM

    Wow I loved this post! Everything you said could not of had been any more true. This world we live in is in constant rush and sometimes we forget to just slow down and truly appreciate the small things in life. Thanks for sharing! ❤️

    • December 2, 2016 / 10:00 PM

      Thank you so much, Jess! I really appreciate your positive feedback. So glad you could relate!

  3. Marioness
    December 3, 2016 / 12:29 AM

    I totally agree with this post, we have to stop rushing and going to one place to another!!
    I also really like the title, it’s very original!

    https://marioness.wordpress.com
    Marioness

    • December 3, 2016 / 12:32 AM

      Thank you, girl!! Selena Gomez is my jam! Haha

  4. December 8, 2016 / 12:30 PM

    Hello! just found your blog! I love this post, it is so true, we all need to stop for a second, slow down and be present! thank you for this it made my day! Following you immediately! xox

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    • December 8, 2016 / 12:37 PM

      Thank you so much!! That truly means a lot to me. I’ll check out your blog as well. Have a fab day!

    • December 8, 2016 / 8:06 PM

      Aw, thanks Isabelle! I really appreciate that and I’ll check it out!

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