Meet more deadlines. Respond to more emails. Take more phone calls.

There’s no shortage of things to fill our day. As technology evolves, we are able to cram more things into our schedule. It seems as though we are always running from one obligation to another, stressing about whether we’ll get it all done in time.

But what is this doing to our well-being? Are we actually getting more accomplished with our manic pace, or are we filling our days with fast-paced nonsense and tricking ourselves into thinking we are being productive?

In a world where fast is expected and celebrated, don’t be afraid to slow down and focus on what’s truly important. Besides, didn’t the tortoise beat the hare?