As we enter a new year and start looking at the future, it's probably a good idea to look at how we face life. Listening to a sermon on Sunday, I was directed to do a bit more research on a phenomenon called "Hurry Sickness", originally attributed to Dr. Meyer Friedman, who also came up with the definition of a Type A personality. Many of the references I found refer to a faith-based solution, but there are also some very practical tips to overcoming Hurry Sickness. I'm taking this information from Tom Stuart.org. - "5 Antidotes for Hurry Sickness."
1. Practice solitude! - This is a tough one for me, as I get so much energy from being with people.
2. Sit down! -
If you would like to see Tom's Bible references in support of each of these ideas, please click on the link. But take a few moments in this new year to reflect on these ideas. I don't think we need a 'New Year's Resolution' to put these into place, but I did see many blogs at the end of the year discussing those "way too busy" times in our lives. What do you do to get over Hurry Sickness? Here is a link to Denise Cristobal's 10 Signs That You May Suffer from Hurry Sickness. See anything you recognize?
How do you avoid this dilemma? Any advice for us?
Wishing you a 'slower' 2015 with lots of joy!