Thursday, June 11, 2009

What's the rush?

Why is it I feel like I am constantly racing against an imaginary clock.....I rush from one task to the next to the next...all the time thinking about what else I still need to do! What is the rush? What is the worst thing that could happen? The constant motion is exhausting!

Being mindful, practicing meditation, using aromatherapy, exercising....I will continue on my quest to find the perfect combination of techniques to calm the stress caused by my mostly self imposed deadlines and to embrace the now!

"Stop and smell the roses Kate!!!!!!!!"

Post script:

I love a "sign". After posting this last night I got my Zen Habits blog update this morning...and what do you know, it is about slowing down. Love it!

Leo Babauta writes:
"A slower-paced life means making time to enjoy your mornings, instead of rushing off to work in a frenzy. It means taking time to enjoy whatever you’re doing, to appreciate the outdoors, to actually focus on whoever you’re talking to or spending time with — instead of always being connected to a Blackberry or iPhone or laptop, instead of always thinking about work tasks and emails. It means single-tasking rather than switching between a multitude of tasks and focusing on none of them.

Slowing down is a conscious choice, and not always an easy one, but it leads to a greater appreciation for life and a greater level of happiness."
He goes on to describe 10 steps to achieving this. Great blog!


  1. Learning to go with the ebb and flow of life makes the journey much more exciting and also relaxing.
    Cultivating mindfulness works! Try out one thing at a time and enjoy the journey.
    Just found your blog through Everyday Calm.

    "Slow down you move to fast, you've got to make the moment last" Simon & Garfunkel

  2. Thanks Yvonne, I will continue to strive to be more in the moment. Reading your comments and reading about other peoples experiences is great encouragement.