I wrote in my post ‘Patience Please – The Is No Reason to Hurry!’ about the signs of ‘Hurry Sickness’ and that I experience some of these signs currently in my daily life. The signs on the ‘Hurry Sickness’ list that I experience upon waking in the morning are a constant state of rush and worry and feeling like everything in life is urgent.
I have no reason to rush myself, after all I do not work a job and have plenty of time on my hands to accomplish the tasks, projects, errands and everyday activities I need to do. I have no reason to feel rushed, but I always try to rush myself – I always rush myself – this is frustrating for me. Why do I need to rush and get to the next activity?
I think one reason for feeling rushed is the comfort I find in my routines (post: I like routines, do you?), my ‘To Do Lists’ and schedules I place on myself (post: Lists, Table And Bullets Points – Oh My! ). These routines, lists and schedules bring me comfort but also will create some stress due to feelings of not meeting the expectations I set for myself, therefore not completing matters in a timely manner – Now I Feel Rushed!
Why do I need to rush to get to the next activity – I am always feeling like I am in a rush to do the next activity. With this mindset and attempting to mark a bullet point off my ‘To Do List’, I usually then get interrupted. I do not like to be interrupted – I hate being interrupted. The interruption puts me further behind – Now I Feel Rushed!
Upon rising in the morning the first hours are exercising, practicing my smile workout (post: Smile Workout) and meditating (post: Mindfulness Mediation), but I am already feeling rushed because I have many other things to accomplish for that day. Due to my rushed state of mind, my early mornings do not receive the amount of effort and time they deserve – Now I Feel Rushed!
I am trying to learn to relax and not feel rushed to get to the next item on my list. I am trying to learn to complete my ‘To Do List’ in a timely manner per my schedule. I am trying to learn to not let the interruptions disrupt my routine. With continued practice and patience I know I will overcome my feeling of a constant state of rush and worry and feeling like everything in life is urgent.