Hectic
January 31, 2013 by
Categories: Mindfulness

It is easy to forget when life is hectic…when the to do list is a mile high and rising.

We forget ourselves. We forget our relationships. We forget the small things that are important to us.

Essentially, hectic becomes our focus. We somehow convince ourselves that it is okay to neglect all of those other things because they will still be there when we are eventually able to make time for them. But what happens if they are not still there?

What happens if we forget ourselves…neglecting our physical and mental health? Is there really a guarantee that we will be able to simply pick up where we left off without any consequence?

What happens if we forget our relationships…failing to connect? Is there really a guarantee that we will be able to simply pick up where we left off without any consequence?

And what happens if we forget the small things…forgetting to appreciate each day for what it is? Is there really a guarantee that we will be able to simply pick up where we left off without any consequence?

All of these things are scary to me. I do not wish to neglect or forget in the face of hectic.

Hectic

I have found that this theme is often explored in the therapy room. People wake up to realize that they have let the to do list get in the way. That instead of focusing on themselves, their relationships, and the small things…they focused on what they now view to be the menial aspects of life.

The beautiful thing about life is that it is full of second chances. No, we cannot go back and change what has happened but we can accept our past and learn from it. We can accept the fact that we can let hectic get in the way and we can choose to be more aware of its consequences for the future…while simultaneously recognizing that it is very likely that we will once more allow hectic to get in the way.

That is another beautiful thing about life…there is always the possibility of more chances.

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