Published: 10/10/2011 - Updated: 02/23/2018
"In a minute they close the school", "Do not go late to work!", "You have 20 minutes to eat!" "You have to deliver it tomorrow morning!" "Hurry!".
At the present time, there are more things to do and meet than the time needed to make them; the clock doesn’t help us, on the contrary, it seems it takes us the space we need to do whatever we want to do. To be in hurry becomes a habit and a lifestyle to which large cities have adapted gradually, people do more and more things in less time.
In the work, for example, workers are required efficiency (doing more in less time gives you best paid), times to eat in the work are often very short, no more than half an hour or twenty minutes, some cannot even go out to eat and have to eat anything while working. In schools, on the other hand, teachers require an excessive amount of work to their students, these tasks leave little time for the youngsters to attend to other matters, so they have to postpone the activities they enjoy, like listening to music or being with friends.
We have adapted to the demanding needs of today's world time, and this is not "right or wrong"; somehow some people even enjoy this way of life, others, although they complain about not having time for anything, cannot stop doing all the things they do for different reasons.
In cities, the hustle is a lifestyle. It seems that the more things you have to do, the more important you are, and this may somehow be true. It seems that we are running to beat someone or something, perhaps the haste has much to do with that competitive character in us that makes us wasting great opportunities and experiences... What is exactly what we want to win with the rush? Is it true that "we have no other choice"?
If you feel that you spend the day in a hurry all the time, see what happens in your body and your life while you try to win against the watch.
Consequences of a hurry:
- Continuous stress that causes your heart rate accelerates, and your cardiovascular system is altered and unbalanced.
- Poor absorption of nutrients, which can degenerate into a myriad of diseases.
- Severe Hair loss (baldness or alopecia)
- Problems with neck, head, eyes, back or joint pain because of the tension that often these parts of your body keep when you are constantly exposed to the debilitating stress.
- Intolerant and angry mood because of the lack of joy: when you run, you cannot really enjoy what you do.
- Lack of sensuality: the rush inhibits the beauty of sensuality.
Emotional Distance: most severe cause of being in hurry
One of the most severe consequences of the rush is that we don’t enjoy many details and things in life, but above all, we distance from ourselves and what surrounds us, we become cold and superficial. Go in a hurry through life is like going over, disregarding, without savoring and digesting properly what we feel and are. Life becomes a kind of "blur" that is, very confusing and unclear, because we are not giving us time to savor it and watch it with more depth and clarity.
Living fast makes us to fall into mechanical habits and somewhat superficial because we are not living, but just repeating things, habits and customs we have. The efficiency, that everyone loves, is one of the great enemies of the creative or genius mind, as this does not allow the person to be creative and explore other areas that can be strengthened. Efficiency can be applauded by the companies, but makes us people without spontaneity and creativity (as well as unhealthy by the tension generated). To be creative and highlight we need to learn new things, dare to do the same but in different ways, to experience trial and error. And the rush is never given no chance, it says, "No, you are wasting time if you do it in other way! You have to do it faster!”
In short, rush takes us away from the deep sense of life.
Do I need the rush?
At first glance it seems that Yes, because if you are not in a hurry, then there someone else would "win" the work, the opportunity or whatever.
In fact, we can say that haste is not required, but it is a lifestyle we have adopted, because of the insecurity that we have in ourselves and the lack of confidence in our creative abilities. The hurry is only for people who believe that they are not going to get or have something. But ... Where is exactly your point? What exactly do you want to have? Do you have ever wondered if you really are getting to where you want to go? Or is that haste does not let you see exactly where you are going?
Many times the rush makes us lose essential questions as how are you.
If you feel embarrassed, watch yourself more often and try to slow down, when you walk, when you look, when you listen and work. Your mind will eventually say "Hurry!" But you won’t allow this to happen, you must learn to go slow because may you are missing what you want and persecute: to enjoy life.