Up, Down, and In-Between
On Friday at the end of a four-day week, I find myself trying to work out
What’s with time that the week seems to have gone by so fast and yet Tuesday seems so long ago?
Much as I’d like to reflect on that perception, at the moment it’s just a shiny distraction. It’s a luxury to examine the time warp of four-day work weeks. My focus belongs on things that I need to get off my mind, off my desk, off my radar screen. I’m tripping over a truth of working efficiently.
The more I want to hurry up, the more I need to slow down.
Slow has definite advantages. I find slow and focused is more productive than multitasking. Other folks find it takes stress completely out of the formula. An entire Slow Movement has grown around the concept of slowing down. Personally, I find slow only works at time that require high focus and great productivity in small spaces.
find I’m in agreement with Suzanne Stinnett, thinking that slow, as a global fix, will never work . . .
Being a slow typist doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t get you much these days. Technology knows nothing of slow. It is 100% about speed, and if it isnÃ¢â¬â¢t faster, itÃ¢â¬â¢s dead. Okay, maybe not 100%, because itÃ¢â¬â¢s also about size.
Slow whatever is a natural response to fast everything, I think. But theyÃ¢â¬â¢re just extremes.
If hurry is up and slow is down and they’re both extreme, what’s in between?
I’m exploring the phrase, take your time.
What does take your time. mean to you?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!