Are you always in a hurry—but really going nowhere? If you are, Dr. Robin says you need to slow yourself down, take a deep breath and try not to miss the moment of life that's right in front of you. "You're rushing past your own life, you're rushing past your own opportunities," she says.
Dr. Robin says that rushing to go nowhere doesn't mean we don't have important places to go, people to see and things to do. Yet, it does reflect on the way you're going about your day. "It means that there were times in which my energy—my internal clock—was speeding," she says. "It was running too fast, it was running in a way that it was running off the tracks."
Enough is enough, Dr. Robin says. Step on the brakes and take time to say hello to friends, check in with your kids and see how your spouse is really feeling. "Stop the rushing … to try to accomplish everything and miss this very gift of living your best life," she says.
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 5, 2013