about slowing down

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.

42 thoughts on “about slowing down

  1. Every change in life is a little bit difficult to get accostumed to, I think, even if it is moving to a better place 😉 Imagine you were surrounded with dozens of servants overnight and they would fulfill every wish you had – as lovely as that might be I bet it would take time to realise this. But you´re definitely headed in the right direction, slowing down is something we all should learn and do… 🙂 So, enjoy this change, you´re going to be used to it very soon 😉

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  2. Oh yes, Simon and Garfunkel certainly did say it best. Your life now is all about, taking it easy and slowing down. In time your mind and body will get a grip of this new concept and it will be awesome 🙂 Relax, take a load off and enjoy each moment of everyday my friend. Glad the sun is out finally for you, that will help 🙂 Have a good one. 🙂

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  3. Great post Terry, and something I need to be minded of…often – I seem to struggle at least once a day with remaining in the present moment, my mind races ahead and I find myself fretting, feeling irritating and then I end up not being my best self (and thank you for posting Simon and Garfunkel – always one of my favs!!)
    Happy Monday to you – Molli

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    • Molli, I think there are many of us that feel this way – the racing to do the next thing and not being in the moment. Practice I guess is the key and maybe a change in lifestyle? Happy Monday to you as well. 🙂

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  4. Allowing oneself time feels so ODD after months or years of being in the treadmill but once trained it is a good feeling, a fulfilling feeling and I think quite a nurturing feeling. I love that song. When I was at Primary School (Elementary) aged about 7 or 8 I was in Miss Gardner-Brown’s ‘Pop Group’ …. We got to sing Beatles and Simon and Garfunkle and Peter Paul and Mary etc sings. She wore long suede laced boots and a mini skirt and had waist length hair as glossy as a polished hazelnut … I idolised her. This song was my favourite because we had to click our fingers all the way through …. Such a heady delight for a well brought up child who was never allowed to do anything so vulgar normally!

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    • Well, I am very please I brought a memory back from the younger years. I remember a couple of teachers that wore the same outfit. My how times change. Hope all is well with you and you have a safe trip back home in a couple of days – happy day dear! 🙂

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  5. oh how wonderful to remember that awesome “groovy” song! brought a huge smile to my face – and how fortunate for you to get to slow down and relax and enjoy life right now. Hope your pain is lessening. xo

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    • Thank you Jodi, this is a wonderful ‘groovy’ song! And the slowing down is relaxing and taking a little time to adjust to – a good adjustment! Take care, have a great week. 🙂


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