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It is time we all took a deep breath, slowed down, and reconsidered the pace of our lives today. What is all the hurry about? There is nothing at the end of this life but the grave, and considerable controversy about what comes after that. Is anyone out there really in such a hurry to die? No? Then why the rush?

The public has allowed the advertising world to sell fast and faster as the most desirable element we could possibly hope to achieve in our life style. Fast food, fast cars, speed dating, faster and faster mobile phones and apps. “You can do more, faster!”

If you are being chased by a rabid pit bull, I recommend all the speed you can muster. The rest of life needn’t be quite so intense.

This completely artificially created frenzy is what is causing all the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, panic in our lives. It is not the hamburger you are eating. I know this will upset all the health food nuts and nutritionists out there but truth is truth. McDonalds is not the culprit, it’s the Madison Avenue ad agencies.

And you, yes I mean you, the adult, are not taking the time to consciously limit all the “FAST” crap in your daily diet. You have allowed the media to totally control the pace of your life. You need some Adult Sensitivity training. So here you go–

Understand that you can only do so much in a day and be satisfied with that. You are doing too much now, and your mind and body are breaking down under the strain. If you overload a camel, this intelligent creature will simply lie down and refuse to get up. Don’t you have as much good sense as a camel? Yes, I know you are the working mom or dad and you expect to be busy but do you expect to run yourself into an early grave because the ads on the radio and TV keep selling Faster, Faster? I didn’t think so. Here is a diet that really works. You can lose up to 20lbs. of frenzy every week without pills or strenuous exercise. You moms especially need to get on this diet before you stroke out due to dedicated caregiver syndrome (DCS).

1.) DO NOT TURN ON THE TV IN THE MORNINGS.  Make your home as quiet as possible to start to your day. No electronic noise of any kind. If the world supposedly ended overnight and you are still alive, the rumor may be false.

2.) If you are a commuter, do not listen to music or news on the car radio. Traffic reports are fine but turn them off after you hear what you need to know. Leave ten minutes earlier than you normally do. It gives you some wiggle room in your travel time. This ten minutes will make your whole work day go better, you’ll see.

3.) DO NOT TURN ON THE TV WHEN YOU GET HOME. Many people do this as a matter of habit. Break this habit. If you want to watch a certain movie or program, sit down with your favorite drink, watch it, then turn the T.V. off. For news there are newspapers(quiet) and the computer(also quiet). Avoid the Talking Heads on all the broadcast news services (massive dose of frenzy). Don’t believe me? Try it for one week. Sit down with a newspaper to get your news. Have a latte or something. The world won’t seem half so noisy and frenzied if you read instead of listen.

4.) Go to bed earlier. At least a half hour earlier, an hour would be better. If you are saying “I have too much to do” you need to re-examine your priorities. Sufficient rest should be at the top of that list. Make time for it and rearrange the rest.

Because you are an adult does not mean that you don’t deserve as much care and consideration as you would give your own children. Speaking of which, if you are having behavioral issues with your kids, following my Lose 20lbs. of Frenzy a Week Diet will be sure to help with that. If you are constantly tense with hurry and worry you will communicate these emotions to your children and they will misbehave. It is the traditional child way of letting you know something is wrong. Consider this, your children are also being bombarded with the frenzy of the adult world. If you remove it from your diet, a lot will be removed from theirs.

In conclusion–be a little more sensitive to your own adult needs for rest, peace, and quiet in your day.

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