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June 27, 2016

Have Patience

Do you find yourself rushing from one meeting to another with no time to take a breath? shutterstock_99376793

Are you tired of falling farther and farther behind even though you feel like you’re running through the day like a hamster on a wheel?

Are you feeling stressed, flustered, and irritated more often?

You’ve got “hurry sickness,” and it’s time to step back and slow down.

In the seminal book, Type A Behavior and Your Heart, the authors Martin Friedman, M.D. and Ray Rosenman, M.D. defined “hurry sickness” as “a continuous struggle and unremitting attempt to accomplish or achieve more and more things or participate in more and more events in less and less time.”

Sound familiar? If so, you need to regain perspective by identifying your most important priorities and focusing on those. The ability to prioritize and focus are two of the most important tools to cure hurry sickness.

You also need to get out from under the stress you feel. Stress is a killer to more than just your happiness; unrelenting stress can make you seriously sick. Regular meditation is one way to relieve stress; exercise is another stress release tool. (See your physician before starting an exercise program!)

If you suffer from hurry sickness, stop, breath, prioritize, and de-stress. You’ll not only be more positively productive, you’ll be healthier, happier, and more satisfied with your job and life.

See these blog posts for information Take Action to Manage Stress and How Often Do You Unplug?

 

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