There can be something very invigorating about being busy and having things you look forward to doing when you have some free time. More often than not, something pops up unexpectedly and all of a sudden you are rushing around and probably even overlooking or forgetting something.
Getting ready to go out of town over the holidays, I decided to make a few last minute phones calls while I finished packing up the car. I had been on the road awhile and could not recall if I had unplugged the coffeepot. I had to be sure so I drove back to check and I had. My problem was that I did it while rushing around with the last minute details. Sound familiar?
In the book Rest in the Storm, Kirk Byron Jones mentions some of the vocabulary we use such as I am going as fast as I can, got a minute, running late, and the sooner the better to name just as few. You get the point. Do slow people annoy you? Does this busyness make you less patient? Do you find your pace picking up when it really doesn’t need to? What happens is that you are also more likely to forget things and who knows what little meaningful things are being missed.
TO DO THIS WEEK:
Notice the words you use to indicate that you are in that “hurrying” mode. Take more moments to pause. Schedule some time on your calendar a few times this week just for you to unplug from the hurrying. Maybe you can take a few hours. If not, just make time for 5 – 10 minutes and avoid the temptation to fill it with something else. Be open to whatever feels right.
“Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished.”