Haste Makes Waste
I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before. To hasten is to do something or go somewhere quickly. Or to cause something to happen before it was planned. Usually that last has a negative connotation.
All too often people presume my organisational skills and love of a good to-do list means I’m always going and doing.
That’s true – but I’ve learned that pausing is necessary and that hastening ever onward does indeed make waste – even if it is just that email you wish you’d reread before sending!
In my Grace post, I reminded us all that we need to extend and accept grace at this time of year when there are so many expectations and demands – and we feel the need to hasten ever onwards!
So, instead of finishing something and hastening onwards – press pause. Take a moment to review and acknowledge the achievements and to consider if the remainder of today’s to do list has to be done, can be delegated, can be rearranged or even cancelled.
Instead hasten towards things that fill you up, that create positive feelings, or alleviate any negative ones. May your festive season be a time to pause yourself and those around before hastening into the year to come!