Some people who are trying to slow down buy watches with only the hour hand. They don't want to live life by the minute.

Some people who are trying to slow down buy watches with only the hour hand. They don't want to live life by the minute.

Here are some links that have helped me so far on my slow journey.

Ted Talks

TED talks via the NPR Ted Radio Hour have kept Joe sane on the tube, quietly allowing him to becoming deeply involved in a conversation he doesn't have to contribute to. Some of the best Ted Talks and speakers are outlined here.

Carl Honoré: In praise of Slowness

Andy Puddingham, co-founder of HeadSpace: All it takes is 10 minutes

Ernesto Sirrolli: Want to Help Someone? Shut up and Listen

Kathryn Shultz: Don't Regret Regret

Alain de Botton: A Gentler Kind of Success

Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we Have it all?

Headspace

The Headspace app is run by Andy Puddingham, and helps you take 10 minutes out of your day to meditate. The first 10 lessons are free, and it's 9.99 a month afterwords. Even if you don't want to pay for it, the first 10 sessions set you on a brilliant path for meditating yourself.

Hold

Hold is an app that rewards students for not using their phones.

Slow Television in Norway/Truck Simulator

in 2009 a live feed of a train from Oslo to Bergen captured 1 million Norwegians. Welcome to Slow Television.

The rise of Truck Simulator is equally baffling, but fascinating. You spend hours driving across the world virtually shifting gears. It brought one man tranquility. I haven't played it yet, but it's in my Steam basket.

Criticisms of the Slow Movement

There is no point in denying it: slowing down is a luxury that some can ill afford. Too many things depend on staying fast. Every day I fail to slow down. I eat our lunch on the go. I text while in lectures or meetings. I forget to meditate.

Articles that criticise the Slow Movement are important. They help us diagnose where we are going wrong.

Jess Carter-Morley: Life at a Snails Pace