In my post ‘Patience Please – There Is No Reason to Hurry!‘, I wrote the following –
I recently read an article describing ‘Hurry Sickness’. Interesting to me because I never considered being in a hurry as a sickness. But on second thought we seem to have a sickness for anything we overdo in our lives. This article indicates we seem to be programmed to think, act, decide, move – just rush everything without really having a reason.
In my post ‘Now I Feel Rushed!‘, I concluded with the following –
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.
In today’s post, I begin with the following –
The last several months prior to the home selling were crazy busy. We concluded all our downsizing; we completed the packing, the storing and last minute fixes to the house – we sold a home. Let’s not forget during this time, I continued maintaining the home; the pool and the yard. These last several months had me rushing to complete activities and I always felt I was on the go.
Now, I am not on the go and I have no need to rush to complete activities.
Last week, Gary and I visited the Naval Air Station Pensacola Commissary and I had a feeling of being hurried. I felt we did not have enough time and needed to rush because of the other activities that needed to take place. Then I remembered, the other activities no longer existed: the big house with a pool and a yard.
I have time; plenty of time and therefore can relax and feel no need to be in a hurry. As this new change in lifestyle is lived each day, my mind with the furious thinking that at times swirls in my head will begin to slowdown some. It is time to enjoy this new life and remember those activities and responsibilities that I once had are in the past.
This new life is enjoying each minute in the present and just relaxing. This new life is about slowing down. This new life is about not moving too fast.
I think Simon & Garfunkel said it best –
Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.