Slow-paced or fast-paced life?

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@mjcookie (2273)
Philippines
January 31, 2010 7:17pm CST
Most people have jobs that require them to meet schedules and deadlines. Because of that they tend to always rush to work, and it is in this way that they don't get to enjoy every moment of their lives because they worry about being late. I personally prefer to live my life in a way that I don't have to rush or always be in a hurry. I like to take things slowly and savor every moment. I also don't like work environments that are highly fast-paced, because they stress me out, and I easily get confused. I want to time to be in my hands. How about you? Do you want your life to be fast-paced? Are you energized by that kind of living?
9 responses
@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
1 Feb 10
I would definitely say a slow paced life. I think that when we are going to fast throughout our day it increases our stress and enhances the possibility of frustration. Sometimes we all need to just slow down and enjoy ourselves because sometimes we just don't have the time for it.
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@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Yes, it's proven that stressed-out people are crankier than those who are calm and relaxed. That's one dangerous disadvantage of stress. =/
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
1 Feb 10
Living in New York for the better part of my life everything was fast paced. I got alot of energy living life in the fast lane. Now living in New Mexico everything is slow pace and its really hard to get use to it. Plus I think living a fast pace life for me it kept me alot more healthy, fit and slim. I now find I have to exercise so I don't gain weight. In NY I didn't have to exercise because of the fast pace life I led.
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
When I hear NY that's the first thing that comes to mind: rush hour, buildings, fast-paced. I always imagine formally dressed people running across the streets to be on time. =) Anyway it's really hard to adapt to change. I can understand you. But which one do you like more?
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
1 Feb 10
I guesss it would have to be the fast pace because that is what I'm use too.
• Canada
1 Feb 10
Hello Mjcookie, I hate stress also. I work from home but because of the many things I have to do, I find myself always rushing to get everything done. Ive started making my own crusty bread and Ive noticed that ever since making my first loaf, Ive been slowing down some. You cant rush bread and because of it, Im sort of learning to take it slowly. Ok so maybe I wont get to do a washing on a specific day, well so what, its not like we're running out of clothes.
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Wow, thanks to the bread--it helped you take things slowly. :-) I wanna have a taste of your recipe. I love bread and I love cooking, too. :-) Thanks!
@tanchyka (213)
• Slovenia
1 Feb 10
Sometimes I like my life to be fast paced, at least one day a week because you can really accomplish so many things in one day. I don't like extended periods of fast paced life though because they leave you very tired at the end. I think I live a slow paced life because I live by myself and set my own rules. However, when a deadline is near, I try to work harder and faster to finish all my goals before the deadlines.
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Wow, it's nice to live a life where no one tells you to do this or that. I want to live life that way. Flexibility is great. :-) Deadlines threaten me. I get tense of those. That's why I tend to cram things to the last minute, especially in school, but I make sure the quality is not compromised. =) Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
a little bit of both. in fast paced life, i can't be able to enjoy the little moments of life. in slow-paced life, i will tend to be bored during times when i don't have anything to do. i think, a little bit of both is good.
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Unless you're spiritual and you love to observe the surroundings and ponder, you won't get bored with a slow-paced life. :-)
• China
1 Feb 10
I want to a life slow-paced.I like eating slowly ,walking slowly,pick things slowly.I do not like a fast-paced life.But nowadays it is really fast move.I think sometimes we must suitable this kind of fast-paced life.
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Me, too. I like to take everything slowly. I don't know if I'll ever adapt to a fast-paced life. I once worked in a fast-food restaurant and it stressed the hell out of me, LOL. We don't have to suit ourselves to this kind of living if we don't feel like it. It's a matter of choice. You choose to live your life your way. :-) Thank you for responding.
@shalome (178)
• India
1 Feb 10
mjcookie, It is all depends upon one who's energized, whether slow-paced or fast-paced that also depends upon the job's nature as well as there is positive and negative aspects also comes under this nature only, we cannot neglect certain aspects we should accept as it is and see that it should be finished it on the right time.
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
What about you? Which do you prefer?
@ramos7881 (345)
• United States
1 Feb 10
I am a little bit of both. I know that sounds weird. On the job, I am energized by deadlines - I love that rush of adrenaline when I have to take charge of any situation, on the other hand, my particular position is pretty independent. I have the ability to go into an office and complete my work in silence, but there are still those deadlines and what seems like a thousand details to attend to. At home though, I suffer tremendously when I do not have the time to do the things I would like to with my family. I cannot handle rushing around - I long for the days when I was able to just be with the kids, no deadlines except supper time. Great discussion!
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
We're quite different. I don't like deadlines, rules, and authorities. They drain my energy. :-) That situation is not uncommon anymore. A lot of working parents' relationships with their families suffer because of lack of quality time spent with one another. I thought before that it was only seen in movies, but I realized that it is very much prevalent in our society. It's sad that things have to be that way. I hope you still find time for your family. :-) Thanks for the comment.
@emarie (5451)
• United States
1 Feb 10
i guess i'm either way. i kind of like it somewhere in the middle. sometimes i like it face paced and some time i just want to take it easy. where i grew up no one was really in a rush and i wanted to get up, get out, and move. now i'm in a place where there's constant motion and i do find myself taking it a little easier. it also depends on WHERE you are in life. as a child, everything is easy going. as a teen things couldn't move quicker. now as an adult we find the right speed for us.