Today I want to write about the rush. I’m not talking about that feeling you get when you’re excited. I’m addressing the hurried moments during the day. If you’re like me you experience them more often than not. I heard one of my favorite podcast hosts, Melissa Ambrosini, share about the rush on one of her recent episodes. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.
I can’t count the number of mornings that I hurry to get out the door because I enjoy an extra 20 minutes in my bed. Or how many days a week I don’t wash my hair because I want that extra time slowing down. How fast I want to get out of work so I can get home to experience some comfort before I rush out to do it all again the following day. How many of you are like me? Do you rush around because of your busy, demanding life? I don’t even have kids and I feel like I’m always in a rush. Rushing to get here, rushing to get there.
To me it’s a growing epidemic. I feel like many of us are losing peace because of the rush. A friend of mine just had back surgery and she was forced to slow down. This recovery period has taught her to open her eyes and see things about herself and others that she didn’t notice before. When she shared her experience with me it only propelled my thoughts on my hurried life. Slowing down gives us the ability to connect better with ourselves, others and this planet.
I’m choosing to see where my power lies in controlling more of the rushed aspects of life. Take this morning for example, the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day. Upon waking part of me wanted to jump in the shower and find something to do to get out of the house. However there was another part of me that was screaming to take it slow today. It wasn’t just my mind wanting to slow down but my body too. I’m still experiencing chronic pain after a car accident that happened 6 months ago, I am all together moving more slowly throughout my days because of this pain.
Instead of getting up and going out first thing, I listened to what my head and my heart were telling me. I made some coffee, put on Restored by the Fords, edited some photos, worked on my business card, I was texting with my aunt then talking with a friend. This was all done from the comfort of my bed, and guess what? I’m still sitting in bed, typing this post and it’s 11:54 AM.