Why do some people not hurry anywhere and make it, while others live in a state of fuss and haste, and never have enough time? Most interestingly, those people who are always in a hurry, most often do not experience a shortage of time, many of them have an excess of it, and at the same time, they are still plunged into fussy chaos. Why does it happen?
What is the reason for the constant rush? After all, if you look at the incredibly busy life of people in business or public figures whose time is arranged in minutes and seconds, you can be sure that by doing and having an incredible amount of time, you can do everything calmly and with dignity, without fuss and constant haste.
Constant hurry leads to:
• the inefficiency of almost all actions and weak results
• the irrational use of time
• the silliest loss of your vital energy, which leads to fatigue and exhaustion
• excessive excitement, anxiety, and loss of inner calm
• stress and destruction of health
• the reputation of a weak, unorganized and unreliable person
The Main Causes of being in a Hurry
1. Self-justification: to show others how you try, how you strive, etc. (this is called deception, smoke and mirrors, creating appearance). This happens when a person does not want to do something.
2. Creating an image of a busy person so that everyone thinks how busy you are. It gives a reason to refuse others in their requests, etc., to somehow use this image. It is also necessary to make others feel better about you.
3. Runaway from oneself, from the main thing in life. When a person is trying to fill his own experience with anything, it is not essential to load oneself with anything, just to run away from something fundamental. Often, in this way, a person runs away from oneself and aimlessness and meaninglessness of existence.
4. Lack of planning and calculation. That is when there are a lot of emotions like “everything is gone, it doesn’t work,” and there is no adequate planning for achieving the goal at all.
5. Violations of logic! When a person does not see the process as a whole, all its parts and priorities, he/she cannot organize anything correctly, grabbing small things without doing the main thing, forgetting something, losing the sight of it, etc. Overall, the result turns out unsatisfactory.
6. Lack of self-control. When the emotions and desires of the brain attack, “it is urgently necessary to drop everything here and to run to do something.” As a result, there is a lot of running around and no effect.
Ten tips on how to get rid of the “chronic” rush
A hurrying person is always in a state of fuss. If this is not stopped, it will be impossible to look at the situation from the outside. When you are in the center of a storm, you do not notice everything that happens in reality. Therefore, for some time you need to stop, throw away all the things and force yourself to relax. If haste has settled in your life, then you are doing something wrong. To start moving in the right direction, you need to stop and make a turn.
2. Refuse additional tasks.
Sometimes you do not even realize that you automatically take on a lot of unnecessary things that may hinder the implementation of your main tasks. The first step is to eliminate such cases.
3. Don’t try to do everything at once.
The rush can be avoided if properly organize the activities. A person in a hurry is under the pressure of stress, and therefore cannot rationally think. However, if you stop and calm down a little, you can change everything. Do your job calmly, confidently and consistently. Choose a separate task, bring it to an end, and only then proceed to the next one. If you grab a lot of things at the same time, you cannot be successful in any of them.
4. Act without hesitation.
If you watch a person suffering from the constant rush, you can notice one thing — such people lose a lot of time to think. It is necessary to act, quickly, and not distracting. As long as you tune in, you lose not only the time but also the energy that is released when you decide to do something. While you are “swinging” and tuning, your heat is dissipated, and naturally, it will be harder for you to cope with the task.
5. Marathon of success.
Usually, people suffering from constant rush observe chaos in their lives. If you want to deal with this once and for all, you should make an effort. You need to break out of this whirlpool. How to do it? In principle, it is not difficult if you have a burning desire to change your life and become the master of your time. Strain your brain and write down a list of unfinished business that steals your concentration and energy. Write down for each case the time at which it should be executed. Arrange a “marathon” — start in turn to solve cases and problems from the list, competing with yourself, and trying to close things earlier than the specified deadline. Maybe you need a week for this, maybe three days, or more, but during this period you will not only close the tasks but also pave the way for your future, without haste and hurry.
6. Do not leave the place of procrastination.
Procrastination is a bad habit that can ruin your success. If something is started, it is necessary to act immediately because our desires release the energy that is necessary for its realization. If you do not translate your passion into reality at once, the power “burns out.” Every time we put off anything, we lose time and energy, and later it will be difficult to restore it.
7. Outsmart your brain!
Still, it’s entirely possible to outwit your brain. When it seems to you that nothing happens, you are overwhelmed by complex emotions, such as disappointment, sadness, sadness. This reduces productivity because you see negative perspectives, and your brain stops releasing energy as it does not see the point in your activities. Because of this, you slow down, which causes rush later. However, you can make the brain understand the situation in a different light. Write a list of small tasks and perform them step by step.
Thus, your body will produce hormones, in particular, dopamine, which is responsible for the feeling of satisfaction and joy. You will enjoy little success, and a positive attitude will return. Your brain will understand that you are useful, and will release more energy to accomplish the tasks.
8. Take breaks.
Hurry is often the result of fatigue because a person who is not rested cannot work at maximum. Therefore, it is recommended to take small breaks in activities to recuperate and always feel fresh. You decide how often to take breaks and how to fill them in.
9. Protect yourself from distractions.
A mistake that many people make is work in an environment where they are distracted. Think of what digresses you and does not allow concentrating on the main activity. Maybe it is the background music that you are accustomed to listening to while you work or unimportant phone calls that you have to be distracted. Create conditions for yourself in which nothing can distract you from your main activity. So you will perform simple tasks much faster, which means you have more time to free up and the problem of haste will disappear by itself.
10. Do not give a chance to pity.
Our body is designed to protect itself from possible overloads. That is why, when we have to overstrain, we have the thought of stopping. If you go on with these thoughts, nothing good will happen. If you get rid of feelings of self-pity, you will be able to overcome any obstacle and complete the task to the end. Self-pity is not only a defense mechanism but also a serious barrier that prevents you from achieving success in life.