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Our relationship with time is a constant backdrop to our lives.  We each have a limited amount of time to live, but most of us have a choice as to how we want to use that time.  Sometimes we may want to live life at a fast pace, whilst at other times we may want to slow down and simply enjoy the ride.  There are however a number of pressures in the modern world (such as the demand for ever-greater productivity) that can make it difficult or guilt-inducing for people to live at the pace they really want.

The following resources give some ideas on how we can regain control of our relationship with time:

The Idler

A journal and website set up 'to return dignity to the art of loafing, to make idling into something to aspire towards rather than reject'.  It contains some nice stuff about slowing down, appreciating what really matters in life and living the life you want.

The Slow Movement

A movement established to help people lead a more 'connected' life.  Features include slow food and slow travel.


A definition from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - a more in-depth and abstract examination of what time is. 

Living at your own pace

This Life Squared article explores the modern pressures on our relationship with time and what we can do to regain control of it.

Slow down!

This Life Squared guide provides a list of simple things you can do to challenge the modern ‘culture of speed’, so that you can make an informed choice as to which pace of life suits you best.


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