Rushing is probably the single worst lifestyle habit I have. I have to be productive every minute of the day, or else the Catholic guilt kicks in. Carl Honoré, author of "In Praise of Slow," came to this realization a while ago.
We live in a world that is obsessed with speed that is stuck in fast forward. We often lose sight of the damage that this road-runner form of life does to us -- on our health, our diet, our work.
So what's a chronic rusher like me to do? Some advice offered by Honoré and others:
• Turn off your cell phone
• Don't answer emails right away
• Go for walks
• Make more tea
• Understand that slowing down doesn't mean slacking off
Definitely good ideas to think about. For now, though, I've got to run....