Do You Need to Slow Down?

Even without knowing you, I bet I know one true thing about you. 

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You need to slow down.

Do you race too fast, running from task to task and chore to chore and event to event, nary breathing in the space between? I do, too. And I’m on an ongoing journey to try and change that.

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My new book on digital overwhelm (Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane) in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age) takes a look at this topic from the lens of our digital lives, asking how we can find a way to be slow about the technology we use day in and day out.

Today, though, I want to tell you about another book that takes on the topic from a broader perspective. My friend Tsh Oxenreider of the highly popular blog, The Art of Simple, just released her new book, Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World. In the book, she shares on this concept of slow living within the lens of a whole-hearted memoir.

I loved Tsh’s tale of her globe-trotting family’s quest to find ways to live better, slower, and with more intention on a daily basis, and I relished her tips and ideas throughout the book on how anyone can bring slow living into their own life. Tsh’s book is an invitation to live a more pleasant, balanced, and happy life, and I smiled as I turned the pages, imagining how life would be when I reached this goal.

I loved the book so much I even endorsed it.

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I’m betting you’ll love it, too, and that you’ll learn valuable wisdom on slow living as you read.

Today, I’m giving away 5 copies of Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World

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53 thoughts on “Do You Need to Slow Down?

  1. This book would be a perfect read for me right now. I need to slow down but I don’t know how to go about it. Really looking forward to giving it a go. Tweeted!

  2. I’m just concerned that if I slow down to much I’ll never get moving again. An object in motion tends to stay in motion. An object at rest tends to stay at rest.

  3. Pinned. You know, I always feel like I need to slow down, but then I never feel like I get enough done.

  4. Facebooked it and I do really like your articles. I have been following you for a while and your wisdom and transparency is wonderful! Go Claire! I really enjoyed the goal setting course you promo’d for Michael Hyatt.

  5. lam involved In developing student leaders and lately we have been talking about the importance of living a balanced life. l think that l need to share this post with them.

  6. I love your opening statement,”I bet I know one true thing about you.” I must admit, your right! 🙂 The process of slowing down is uncomfortably nice, in a weird way. The more I fight slowing down, the more I want too. I would love to win both books. I enjoy reading books that will help me along my journey. I liked your FB page. I also love your posts because, your not afraid of being transparent in order to help others along their journey. 🙂

  7. I liked it on Facebook – I can’t wait to read this book – just what I need right now in my life.

  8. I love your blog. I pinned it to a board I share with my sisters so they can follow you too! 🙂

  9. That is crazy, because, yes, I race from one thing to the next, half the time even before the first thing is done. Then before I know it I’m working on a dozen things at the same time!

  10. Yes, it sounds like the perfect lifestyle. For me, it’s a constant battle between slow living and accomplishing nothing, or not stopping at all!

  11. I love the sound of your book, and I love the sound of Tsh’s book also. I must admit I struggle with finding the time to fit everything in. It’s just impossible. Choices must be made. Thanks for sharing.

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