"Overwhelmed Is a Danger Sign" By Rolly A. Chabot
Just a short hub is what I feel compelled to write after talking to a dear friend today. It has to do with becoming overwhelmed with the pressures of life and what they can do to us if we allow them to take over.
Taking the time for us is so important. We all need the time to debrief and to step back and look at what is driving us. Take the time to slow and study yourself is my wish. No matter who you are it is important. Your health and well being are of such great value and it matters to us all whom come and go in life.
Stop The Bus
I have written on this subject often in the past in my past persona's here on HP. Any whom have followed me down this path know I have been around and yes often go back and visit what I have written about.
Is it important that we become successful and accomplished at what we do. I think it is something that has become so ingrained into us that sometimes we fail to look at the person of ourselves. What is it that makes us happy and contented with where we are in life. We have entered into this world of the need for instant everything. All must happen overnight or we are missing out on something.
I often step back and think of a time when life was so simple. I will date myself here and tell you that I once lived in a time when there were no cell phones. The Internet was a thing which was in its inception. A time where I had to light a fire in the stove to heat water or to cook. A time when as a child I had no toys except the ones I made. A time when a tin can and a stick would keep me occupied for hours on end.
I recall the days when I would sit back and drift done a river or simply float on a lake in a canoe. The only thing that would disturb me and my thoughts was a fish that would take the bait. A time when I would fall asleep no matter where I was knowing the day would take care of itself. It was a simple life and a life that had many rewards.
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Can we do the same today. I mean stop all that is happening and focus on what really matters. I mean look at the rat race we have created around us. We run and run here and there doing what ever that needs to be done. We have so many gadgets and toys to make our lives more efficient. We justify them to give us more time in an already busy schedule.
The question is what do we do with the extra time we have given ourselves. In most cases it has allowed us to cram more of those must do things into our lives. We are so busy doing we have forgotten to look at the down time we so desperately need in life. Something as simple as leaving all the communication devices at home and going for a walk. Spending and investing time back into ourselves is so very important.
I often sit back and look at time and ask what is it other than a gift. Lets be reasonable and consider the time we have. Can it be taken aways from us in the blink of an eye? It can and far to often we see it happen. One minute a person is here and the next they are gone.
Take something as simple as lighting a fire to heat water for coffee. Is it instant no there is a process to follow. It requires you to sit and be patient. It affords you the time to think instead of having to multi task. Not all of us can build a fire I realize but there are so many things we can do in life where we will find some rewards. Maybe spoil yourself today and have a long hot bubble bath. A cup of your favorite tea and maybe even settle in with a good book. Better yet call a friend and tell them you love them. Take the time you have been given and live it wisely and remember life and time are a gift not to be tossed away with doing. Maybe you can just be and enjoy it.
Above all else know that you are dearly and truly loved by this Canadian writer that has a heart for each of you that read these words. Take some time today and just be you. It may surprise you to know that you actually like yourself and just who you are when you are at rest. The only time many of us have where we are quiet is when we are asleep. Find a happy medium please for yourselves.
Do you find the time for yourself?
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