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Aug. 24, 2021

10 Ways to Slow Down, Episode #126, 08-24-21

10 Ways to Slow Down, Episode #126, 08-24-21

Are you moving too fast through life? Are you paying attention to your life -- or always thinking of the next thing on your list?

Certified health and wellness coaches Kelly Palace and Maria Parker give 10 tangible tips for slowing down and building a mindful mindset to reduce anxiety and stress and improve physical health.

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10 Ways to Slow Down

1. Practice gratitude. This can include journaling, meditation, prayer and other ways to reflect and focus on the positive.

2. Check in with your body. Shift your focus off your exterior and feel your heartbeat, or the stretch of your muscles as you raise your arms.

 3. Practice “Now I am.” Remind yourself who you are in that moment and truly engage in it.

4. Truly listen to the person you are interacting with, or your interlocutor. Put your phone down, don’t think ahead or to what is happening later in the day.

5. Pay attention to your emotions. Check in with how you feel emotionally and allow those emotions to exist.

6. Become aware of all five of your senses. What do you see, smell, hear, touch, taste

7. Become aware of five things in nature. Notice the beauty around you in the natural world.

8. Focus on your breath. Practice the 4-4-8 breathing technique.

9. Observe your thoughts. Acknowledge your actual thoughts and then process them.

10. Tap mindful eating. Taste it, enjoy it, take in the whole experience of eating. This can help empower weight loss.



  1. Set an alarm or choose another visual reminder to be present to learn how to truly be in the moment.
  2. Use “Now I Am” to remember who you are at any given moment. 


  1. Check in with your thoughts regularly, even throughout the day, to pinpoint them and manage them.
  2. Eat mindfully, away from your phone, your desk, your computer. Really think about what you are eating. 

Quote of the Week

 “In today’s rush, we all think too much – seek too much – want too much – and forget about the joy of just being.” – Eckhart Tolle

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