11 Simple Ways I Can Explore Living at a Gentler Pace1. Invest more time lingering over my morning coffee.2. Stop watching television and read a beautiful story.3. Stop worrying about being productive every minute of the day.4. Stop overscheduling myself...even when I think I can handle it.5. Anytime a curiosity arises in me, stop everything I'm doing and explore it.6. Go on longer runs in the mountains, with little care over how long it takes.7. Anytime I smell something pleasurable, no matter what it is, stop and explore its source.8. Only drive in the right-hand lane (the 'slow' lane in the U.S.) and drive at or under the speed limit with no regard for how fast everyone else is zipping by.9. Bike rather than drive.10. Walk rather than bike.11. Listen to more Beethoven string quartets. Really listen to every note, every chord, every tension and release, and especially note how the players perform off of each other's energy.