Monday, November 22, 2010

Quick Quick Slow

In the words of Nigella in her Nigella Express she has a chapter titled Quick Quick Slow, or something like that. Basically it means put it all together quickly and let it do its thing slowly.

Problem with my life is that it is quick quick, and no slow. As soon as I wake I am up, washing machine going, tea brewing, eggs boiling, shower running, hair drying, lunch making, car driving, and then working.

Not that I would change anything as I am enjoying my fulfilling life. It is just a good reminder that the faster things get remember to have some slow times too.

In something I am always reminded from Sunny Mummy, aim for the 8-8-8 rule.

8 hours sleep
8 hours work
8 hours play

At the moment my life is:
7 hours sleep (which is very good)
8 hours paid work, 5 hours home work (lucky I enjoy washing and ironing)
4 hours play (lunch with girls, tv, blogging, walking, wandering around shops as seen in photo)

When I started focusing on what I actually do in a day I noticed two things.

1. I waste so much time on crap which means nothing and doesn't fit into any of the three categories. ie stalking people on facebook KIDDING! but you get what I mean, just meaningless crap.
2. I feel far more organised yet calm if I focus on trying to aim for the 8-8-8 rule.

You can read more about this principle HERE.

Fresh Peonies at James Street Markets

Have a happy Monday.


  1. I walk past these Peonies every day to get my lunch fom French Twist - every day they've stopped me in my tracks!

  2. I'll have to give the 8-8-8 rule a go. Not sure how well it's going to work considering it's already the Silly Season ...


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