Things That Go Better When I Slow Down

The world is in a forced slow (shut) down but that doesn’t mean we’re relaxed or living slowly or enjoying each moment. Chances are you’re mostly freaking stressed.

Me too. This isn’t a blog about that.

Instead, I have found some specific day-to-day things that seem to go a lot better when I just slow the heck down and refrain from “forcing it.” And I included some unrelated baby pictures from our social isolation.

Doing my hair

When I put M down for a nap or bedtime


Dog walks



Building furniture

Planning a trip or vacation

Packing for a trip

Clipping my nails

Editing a blog post or article

I’ve tried speeding through all of these tasks and things have gone terribly awry. This is a tested list. Lol

What tends to go better when you slow the heck down?

12 Comments Add yours

  1. kedarhower says:

    Hurrying through dog walks (especially if you have a baby with you!) is a disaster. It took me a long time to realize this.


    1. Audrey says:

      Yes yes yes. And the dogs aren’t properly exercised so it feels like a waste anyway! Ha!


  2. Gosh, you have a very very cute quarantine buddy!! For me it’s just general home up-keeping. It’s the perfect time for getting the things done we’ve been putting off.


    1. Audrey says:

      Hahaha, thank you!
      General home up-keeping is great! I love getting that kind of stuff done!


  3. Ashley says:

    Math! 100 percent! Agreed with all of these and LOVE the baby photos! What a cutie!


    1. Audrey says:

      If I rush through math I will 100% mess it up. Hahaha.


  4. Lauren Becker says:

    Aw, love all the photos. Yeah, slowing down is definitely something I should do more often, with just life in general.



    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you!
      Most of the time things go much much better when I slow down. Ha!


  5. I can’t believe how big M is getting. Such a sweet babyface. šŸ˜€ I am oddly slow-moving but rush through things, if that makes any sense at all. Slowing down is something that I am working on but haven’t been incredibly successful with it either. šŸ˜€


    1. Audrey says:

      Ughhhh, I know! When she was a newborn I couldn’t imagine her getting bigger or more mobile. She rolls all. the. time. now! Yikes! I rush some stuff and go soooo slowly through other things. Unfortunately I rush the wrong stuff usually. Ha.


  6. Nadine says:

    Keeping up with house projects for sure! And Mac cannot be rushed outside.


    1. Audrey says:

      Hahahaha. I don’t know that I’ll ever learn not to rush my dogs. Ha.


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