• Susie Csorsz Brown

Quality versus Quantity

I was trying to think of ways in which I want to embrace the special parts of this time of year rather than the headless-chicken rushing around part. I was trying to focus on who and what are important, rather than get bogged down by the tasks. I received a very good reminder in my inbox from my DailyOM posts (which are an awesome source of a-ha moments, if you're interested).

Quality vs Quantity

It is not the quantity of time that matters, but the quality that you experience during each moment.

We live in an age of quantity. The media shapes us with the notion that larger, faster, and more are often synonymous with better. We are told that we need to find more time, more possessions, and more love to be truly happy. A smaller quantity of anything that is high in quality will almost always be more satisfying. A single piece of our favorite chocolate or a thin spread of freshly made preserves can satisfy us more than a full bucket of a product that we aren't very fond of. Similarly, one fulfilling experience can eclipse many empty moments strung together. It is not the quantity of time that matters, but the quality that you experience during each moment. Every minute is an opportunity to love yourself and others, develop confidence and self-respect, and exhibit courage. Ultimately, quality can make life sweeter. When you focus on quality, all your life experiences can be meaningful. A modest portion of good, healthy food can nourish and satisfy you on multiple levels and, when organically grown, nourish the earth as well. Likewise, a few hours of deep, restful slumber will leave you feeling more refreshed than a night's worth of frequently interrupted sleep. A few minutes spent with a loved one catching up on the important details about family, work, or community can carry more meaning than two hours spent watching television together. Often, in the pursuit of quantity we cheat ourselves of quality. Then again, quantity also plays a significant role in our lives. Certain elements, such as hugs, kisses, abundance, and love, are best had in copious amounts that are high in quality. But faced with the choice between a single, heartfelt grin and a lifetime of empty smiles, most would, no doubt, choose the former. Ultimately, it is not how much you live or have or do but what you make of each moment that counts.

#thoughts #holidayseason #importantpeople

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Fact versus Fiction: Your metabolism

I’m not sure how I got on this trend, but I have noticed a number of the ads I have seen on various site pages and YouTube are all about different foods that ‘fix’ your metabolism. Sounds pretty good,

Three Types of Kindness

I read this a bit ago, and it has stuck with me. I try to convey this with words and with action to my kids, and to those around me. I think kindness is a super-hero skill. There is the kindness of

Putting it all together: Wellness that works for you

I know throughout these last few months, going through the different types of wellness, I have given you a lot of information to process. It is important to do what you can, and accept what you canno