Stop and smell the roses is an overused expression but a true one to apply to daily life.
Slow down is a cliche that most have exhausted and yet it does apply to our daily life.
Taking time for yourself, slowing down, quiet time, all those expressions should be used and applied.
When we slow down, we have an opportunity to look into ourselves.
It is a chance to look in the mirror and reflect on who we are and what we affect around us. Positive or negative, it is a time of honesty and reflection.
Chances are if you are too busy, you do not realize what others see in you. Chances are if you are always on the go, you do not anchor long enough to answer for some of your deeds.
Staying busy is the way out of improvement and growth. On the go, is the easiest way out. Busy, busy, much to do will squash any hope of reflection or thought. It is a rather good excuse that no one could fault or hold against a person.
A quiet time gives us the opportunity to relax the hold life has on us. A time out of our chores allows us to see what is truly good and solid. Slowing down gives us the opportunity to recognize the gift of life as it were.