While “Pace Management” may not sound exciting or life-changing, I think it’s important to consider. Here’s an example, and an exercise.
Here is a video. (You’ll have to turn your head sideways- sorry)
How does it make you feel? Take a second and think of a few adjectives.
Ok, ready? Here’s my answer key:
If you answered impatient, annoyed, anxious, you need to take a deep breath and slow down. Check your blood pressure.
If you answered entranced spellbound, becalmed, content, you have achieved the amazing level of zen that makes equanimity possibly while surfing the internet. Congratulations! Can I take a class from you?
Ok, ok, joking aside, this was an exercise to check in with your mind and its pace. In my last post I talked about a resort town in Sicily, and how staying there helped me to accept the relaxed pace of life they have going on a little better than I could before (I’m still no Italian!).
I took this video a couple years ago on the street where I still live in D.C. Every once in a while I think about it, and it seems to bring peace. Do you have a similar touchstone for feeling calm and collected?