Updated: Dec 13, 2020
Are you a rusher?
Do you rush to get ready in the morning? Rush to get your kids out the door? Rush to work? Rush to get to meetings? Rush to get your report finished? Rush to get home for dinner?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, chances are good that you are a rusher.
It's understandable really. There is so much coming at us each day. Our kids, our phones, our partners, our friends, our bosses, the media, drivers on the road. And if we try to pay attention to all of it while also trying to focus on what we need to actually get done in a day, it's no wonder so many of us are rushing from place to place.
But the reality is, we have a choice. We can choose to stop rushing.
I know this to be true because I'm a recovering rusher. And while I do have rushing relapses, for the most part my days are more calm (and productive!) than they've ever been.
And you don't need to take my word for it. Research has shown that slowing down, being mindful and being present is more productive. When we try to engage with everything around us and cram everything we can into every minute of the day by whatever means necessary, it slowly sucks the energy and life right out from under us.
So if you have big goals in 2019, but you would also like to get to those goals in a more calm and peaceful way ... maybe it's time to take a deep breath, focus your thoughts and bring a mindfulness practice into your life.
Cheers to a less-rushed 2019!