With all the hectic madness going on in our day to day lives, it can be second nature to want to rush. There are deadlines everywhere we look – goals we have to meet by a certain time. The nature of an adult is to want to rush and hurry to get tasks done. There is so much on our plate at once for only one person to handle. Despite all of this, it is just as important to take one step back and pause for just a second. There is a saying that one step back will get you two steps forward. Do not forget that your mental health and personal priorities are just as important as your job or deadlines!

When you take a step back and examine all the aspects in your life, you will notice that you are missing out! Do not let yourself become tunnel-visioned! When you do not take the time to look out the window while driving, you will miss all the amazing views that life has to offer. When you miss out on the amazing view, you lose out on the opportunities to connect and network with others. You enjoy the chance to enjoy all the additional experiences life as to offer.

Being in a hurry will have you constantly anxious. You are always wondering about the next task or the next deadline. Quite simply, it is extremely unhealthy. Take a small break when you can. Everything comes with small steps. Taking a small breather outside of your regular work environment can do wonders for your mood and functionality. Giving your body and eyes a new experience, even if it something as simple as stepping outside, can mean the world for your brain internally. Be realistic in your goals! Although more projects may keep you busier and bring in more income, you always have to balance the upsides with the downsides. Your time and energy matter more than a few projects. It is okay to say no. Practice saying it with friends or colleagues – it is not a difficult task for many.

Mentally tell yourself to slow down. Focus on bringing good energy to the table wherever you go. The last thing you need to do is to pre-worry about being late to work. If you are not an organized person, try starting with a calendar or planner. If you learn to manage your time properly, rushing and running around can seem less of a hassle. Managing a calendar or planner can also be a great way to delegate tasks for yourself throughout the week instead of cramming everything in all at once.

Learning to appreciate the small things in life can go a long way. It is important to remember that life is a marathon, not a sprint. That task you are worrying about today, most likely will not matter two years from now. That small detail you spent hours examining will not matter three hours from now. Learning to appreciate the big picture in life is about enjoying the journey. Slow down and pause to enjoy the view!

References:

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/stop-being-in-a-hurry/

https://theascent.pub/why-is-everyone-in-such-a-hurry-adabfa1dcfce

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/8-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-rush-through-life

https://www.wiseinsights.net/slow-down-hurry-killing-life-you-want/

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Tina Werner

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