If there is one thing I hate feeling it’s like I have to do is RUSH! Why do I set myself up for failure, disappointment, annoyance and try my patience by believing I have to rush about. I’m confident that if I never rushed again, I would be a much more peaceful feeling individual.
I was getting ready to go out today to meet with a friend and realised that I was running later than I had expected. All of a sudden I was in rush mode. Unfortunately for me, my children weren’t in rush mode. They don’t understand the concept of rushing apart from knowing mama gets stressed when she’s rushing about.
As I was madly rushing to find my keys, Leif’s underpants and pants and where the heck is my wallet(?!), I had to stop myself. I had to just stop. Collect myself with some self empathy and very quickly reconnect with my children.
Would it be the end of the world if I was 5 minutes late? What about 20 minutes? What if I didn’t show up? The world wouldn’t stop and I could probably explain to my friend with a phone call.
I took my time. I didn’t rush myself or the kids and I ended up being less than 5 minutes later than I originally said I would be. The world didn’t end and my friend didn’t even recognise my lateness. The time spent out around town was pleasant and even easier having reconnected with my kids and moved at their pace.