There’s an epidemic amongst modern women. My colleague, author and nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver, calls it ‘rushing women’s syndrome’ and if you tune in, you might discover that you have fallen prey to it as well.
We often don’t realize just how fast we are living our lives, how much we rush everyday, or how out of breath we are.
We also don’t understand the dramatic impact this rushing has on our emotional, physical, and mental health, not to mention our spirits.
But rushing sneaks up on you, and bad behavioural patterns are hard to break.
The thing with constantly moving so fast is you often don’t realize that it’s not normal until you stop.
So I invite you to stop. Right now. Stop for just a few minutes.
Take some long deep slow belly breaths (it might take you a few minutes just to be able to do that, and that’s ok, I’ll wait).
As you sit with yourself and slow down, check in with these questions:
How are you feeling?
Do you find yourself constantly rushing from one thing to the next?
Do you move fast throughout your day, even when you don’t need to?
Constantly rushing puts us into a fight, flight or flee state, sending our nervous system into overdrive, disrupting our hormones, shortening our breath, pumping our adrenalin, and leaving us exhausted.
You can create more moments of grace and ease in your day by making a conscious choice to slow down.
It’s not always easy.
It requires consistently checking in with yourself until you have rewired those neural pathways in your brain that are programmed to run at freight train speed.
But you can slow it down.
The most important thing you can do right now is just to ask yourself, ‘how much am I rushing now?’
And ‘do I need to be going so fast?’
Often there is no fire other than the mental loop in our minds telling us to go faster.
You can choose a different story.
You can choose space.
And showing up in a way that serves you.