Where has your peace gone
You know today the world is ever so busy. Rushing around all day, sitting in traffic, checking emails, checking social media, dealing with kids, employees, spouses, lovers, friends, it can all be overwhelming at times.
Is it any wonder we don’t feel much peace in our lives? Psychology Today calls it Hurry Sickness. By definition, hurry sickness is “a behavior pattern characterized by continual rushing and anxiousness; an overwhelming and continual sense of urgency.”
Saying no to giving your peace away
So how do we cure “Hurry Sickness?” You can start by prioritizing things in your life. What is really important for me to do today. Don’t forget to add some “Me Time” to your list. Start working on time management. Maybe you need to wake up a few minutes early to enjoy a little quiet time with your coffee, a good book, writing in a journal, exercising. Leave for work a bit early to avoid traffic. Start saying no, stop giving so many pieces of yourself away. Maybe you say no to baking cookies for the bake sale because it means you have to stay up an hour later and get an hour less sleep. That’s detrimental to your health, don’t do it. Start letting others help you. Ask your spouse, family, friends, lovers to help support you a little more. If you don’t let others know what you need, they can’t read your mind, they’ll just keep taking the pieces of you that you’re giving.
Find your Peace once more
One thing I like to do on the weekends, or whatever day I have free during the week, is to get outside. If I can get away on a short road trip to do some photography, or go on a hike, even better. But even if it’s just to my own front porch, I will sit outside and just watch the birds, listen to them singing. Notice the world around me and how beautiful it is. Remind myself how lucky I am to be here in this moment of peace out in nature. Take some deep breaths, do a little meditating, talk positive about myself to myself. You see positivity in any situation can make things more peaceful. So next time you catch yourself taking on more then you should or you start to feel overwhelmed and stressed, stop, just stop for a few seconds. Re-evaluate what you’re doing in the moment and then make some decisions. If you don’t start finding ways to be at peace, the “Hurry Sickness” can literally kill you. Take back your life, stop giving so many pieces of yourself away, and find your peace once more.
Cause I’m not there yet, but perhaps, Soon Enuff….
Peace & Love,
I am a published author of the book, Soon Enuff. Available worldwide on Amazon.
I am a Certifed Life Coach with specialities in surviving Psychological Abuse and Happiness Therapy, as well as a Certified Relationship Facilitator. You may email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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