For The Health Of It #55: Quick! Listen for a short 17 minutes to learn why to SLOW down.

15Feb

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  • jen

    Ok….stop and be present… I’ve being an adult, I’ve noticed every holiday comes and goes and I never really enjoyed it. I couldn’t figure out why. last thanksgiving I had made up my mind to enjoy the time, or what my friend Ria calls “eating the atmosphere”. So the table was set, the moment arrived to enjoy the time. The first thought that came to my mind was not how good it all smelled. Before I got comfortable in my seat I had eaten, helped divide out the leftovers, cleaned up, and celebrated Christmas in about 1.2 seconds, and the holidays were over. I quickly caught myself and said inside, “I’m not going to do this. Right now its time to sit and enjoy this moment.” And for the first time in a long time…It was Thanksgiving. And I finally got to “eat the atmosphere” not just help create it for everyone else.

    Jun 27, 2012 at 12:24 am
  • jenny

    The Bernstein Bears have a great little book, “Too Much TV”.

    In the book, Mama notices that her family rushes to watch tv before even saying hello. That at dinner they don’t talk to each other and on beautiful days they preferred to be inside watching tv. So, Mama had enough. TV was shut off including for news and sports for one week. At the end of the week they communicate, having lively conversations, the children learn to use their imaginations agains and Papa goes out to enjoy the day fishing.

    I took this book to heart. We ditched movies for a week (since we don’t have cable or regular tv set up but only an old tv with vhs and dvd player). We did it again…and again…and again…and each time we’ve done this, we’ve experienced the same thing. More positive communication, more imagination and enjoying the day with activities instead of entertainment. Always leaving us with a satisfyingly scense of family closeness, accomplishment and contentment in a great week.

    Jun 27, 2012 at 12:59 am