As I get older I realize that there is no reason under the sun to have to rush around. Now I am not saying to do the opposite and take your sweet time about things. But there is a balance between being over exuberant and under enthusiastic.
Take for instance going to pick up some take-out food. Last night I realized that to where I was going there are two options. I can take the highway and get there fast or take the back-roads and get there a few minutes later. What is the difference?
I had to weigh the options. The highway I would have to deal with hostile drivers and be on the offensive myself. The other route does not demand either from me and in fact keeps my more aggressive tendencies at bay. This means that I am able to relax put on some relaxing music and simply enjoy the moment.
I chose the back-roads. The restaurant was on the highway so I had to traverse the road for a short time. Yet choosing the back roads made the experience pleasant. This little life tweak I believe puts me in a better frame of mind and all the day to day worries are not compounded with the stress of putting myself in more demanding situations.
I guess what I am trying to say is that sometimes it is the simple decisions we make that can better enable us to cope with the more difficult problems we have in our life. It seems that everything in life is on a scale. When one side of the scale gets to heavy we need to add to the other side. If we do not learn to do this the scale will tip and all we have worked for will come to naught.
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