Speed Limits of my Life — Interim Assessment

A month ago I resolved to apply some basic time management techniques to deal with the ‘speed limits’ of my life.  I found myself  rushing through every day instead of enjoying the relaxed lifestyle I had imagined before retiring. I needed to set ‘speed limits’ for myself. As is the case for many people, retirement […]

Respect the Speed Limits of Life — Part 2

As a result of a comment regarding a recent post, http://postworksavvy.com/respect-speed-limits-in-life/, I had further thoughts about the practicality of the speed limits of life commitments I’ve made. A loyal reader and good friend gently reminded me that life is short. To live well, retirement should not be about rigid schedules and productivity expectations.  She advised […]

Respect Speed Limits in Life

I’m trying to learn how to respect the speed limits in my life. Before I retired, I had a vision of a relaxed lifestyle with time for gardening, reading, playing the piano, knitting, and other hobbies. I imagined that there would be time to visit friends, time for travel, time to watch movies, time for […]

Sometimes you’re forced to slow down

Sometimes you’re forced to slow down. Sometimes it’s necessary to retreat from the world — to stop completely. No appointments.  No activities. No gym time.  No cooking.  No errands.  Nothing.. I’ve had over a week of slow time suffering from a severe flu. I could whine and complain about the unfairness of such an illness […]

What’s the meaning of “I’m too busy” ?

Do you often hear words like “I’m too busy” or “I’ve been busy” or, simply “busy” as a response when greeted with ‘how are you’? When someone greets me with “how are you?” — too often, I respond with words indicating that I’ve been busy. The response says little yet it is socially acceptable. “I’ve […]