Day 175 Slow

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. I’ve been thinking about this same topic recently. When you push too hard, you burn out or run out of energy. On the decluttering front, we (I) need to slow down and take a bit of a break. Thanks for expressing my thoughts for me 🙂

  2. i so agree with SLOW…just wanted to drop by and tell you i liked your post!

    • Hi Nikki,
      thanks for dropping in I hope you will join us often. When I say us I mean myself and my readers, I love the imput from all of you. Like I said to Willow if you like SLOW check out the latest post at Tiny Buddah.

  3. Going too quickly is very goal-oriented–you want to get to the end result asap. Going slow is process-oriented, and much more likely to allow you to enjoy what you have and how things are at the moment.

    Thanks for this post. I needed the reminder.

    • Hi Meg,
      it is funny isn’t it you can still get things do relatively quickly even when you are approaching it slowly. It doesn’t take me any longer to do my housework when I am mindful about what I am doing. When I am trying to get it over and down with and not enjoying the process I don’t get it done any faster butl I an usually stressed out during and at the end of it.

      Hi Amy,
      My father would often say two things that have stuck in my mind. One was “A job worth doing is worth doing well”. The other was “There is lazy lazy and there is smart lazy one achieves nothing and the other gets the job done well with the least amount of effort”. I prefer to be smart lazy and you can only do that by being mindful about what you are doing.

      Hi Cindy,
      the world is a better place just because you did not weaken and purchase an extra meat thermometer. That my sound silly but it’s true everytime we chose not the waste resources on something we don’t really need we are doing the environment a favour. I hope your home is starting to come together you will soon be able to take it easy and just enjoy the fruits of your labour.

  4. Love this post! I’m going to link to it today. Your point applies to so many areas of life. I know it makes a huge difference for me when I get overwhelmed at work to just stop, step back, and look at the big picture. When you relax, you can work smarter instead of harder!

  5. I have never heard “the more haste, the less speed” but Lord, how true that is!

    Cleaned out 9 boxes with my girlfriend yesterday. These were the last of the boxes that I put away during remodeling. (My husband’s boxes . . . that’s another matter!) When we finished, we had three boxes of items to take to the thrift store, and the rest was put away into its rightful place. Plus I found my missing meat thermometer and was estatic. I KNEW it had to be in one of those boxes and had refused to purchase another one, although I missed it badly. Yeah for me!