Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Slow down

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We strive for a faster digital connection, more rapid flow of information, faster opening of the apps we like the most, everything quicker and faster. But is there anything more enjoyable and rewarding than a silent and refreshing moment of pause? Slow down. What we learn is how to achieve greater awareness of our surroundings.

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Photo by rawpixel at unsplash

Slowing down doesn’t mean being late or outdated relative to the new things happening in the world. It means valuing the time we have right now because we don’t know how much time we have left.

Slowing down allows us to cultivate awareness. How many of us bought books we never read, apps we don’t use, food we don’t eat? Being aware of our actions means gaining conscious of what’s ahead before making decisions.

In a frenzy internet world moving at the speed of light, slowing down means being in a position of actually seeing the light and enjoy the landscape. This weekend might be one of those opportunities. Try it.

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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