Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

The 3S’s: Silence, Slow and Stop

Silence is not the absence of sound but noise. Visual silence is not the absence of light, but sight.

Slowness is not wasting time but embracing it.

Stopping is not getting stuck, but pausing toward greater awareness.

People live fast-paced narratives. However, fulfillment comes from the intensity of how you live, rather than how fast you get things done. Would you taste the pastry of a world’s famous chef in an instant? Or would you take time to experience all the flavors and combinations which gradually appear in your mouth?

People are tired of having too much to do and so little time. What if we tried living these 3 S’s?

One minute of silence doesn’t hurt. One minute slower while walking still gets you where you want to be. One minute stopping everything might be more illuminating than you think. The price is so low and the gain so high. You’ll know when you try.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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