This is a frequent discussion in my house, the children are always wanting to know what's next, what time is the next meal, what are we doing tonight, what are we doing in the morning, how about tomorrow.......... You get the picture.
I often find myself sighing and wondering when they will actually learn to wait and then it hit me, even as an adult I do exactly the same things!!!!
"I've been waiting for ages to get an answer"
"Why won't they pick the phone I've tried so many times!"
"I can't believe I'm stuck in this traffic again"
"Will this queue ever move!!!"
"All I want is a coffee, just hurry up"
The list is endless!!!!!!
Recently I've decided that I will try to ignore my inner narrative that shouts at me to do things faster, quicker, imminently, but this does not mean I have become lazy, just that I've stopped the hamster wheel from constantly spinning in my brain.
Surprisingly it's been great, I feel much happier, less anxious, less stressed, in fact I feel like I've got even more time to do things since I've stopped wasting time fretting.
I'm hoping I can keep it up when I start my final year of uni in September, when I'm juggling placements, deadlines and a dissertation.
Sometimes it is great to retreat to somewhere peaceful, especially if that place is inside your mind already.