Monday, April 25, 2011

On Urgent


If you allow it, one word ends up ruling your life- Urgent.

Everything is urgent. The water in the pan is boiling, you need to throw in the vegetables. But the phone is ringing, and try as you will, it is hard to ignore it. The kids are fighting, and if you don't separate them NOW they are likely to get hurt. And a professional deadline threatens to engulf you.

When everything is urgent, it is impossible to prioritize. Experience has shown me that there is only one thing to do. Drop everything and savour a steaming cup of tea.

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12 comments:

Saumya said...

So true :) Urgency can dominate our lives until we decide not to let it.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - You are so right! Things are only urgent, really, if we allow them to be urgent. It's much healthier not to let one's nerves get in an uproar about things that, in the long run, might not be important...

Catherine Denton said...

Haha. Two thumbs up! Mine would be a cup of coffee though.
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wise words indeed!

Stephanie V said...

Tea is the perfect antidote to urgency. I agree totally.

GigglesandGuns said...

I'm with you on this one!

LTM said...

your post was stressing me out until... ahhh.... tea time. I love it. I've got to cultivate a taste for tea. <3 :o)

Arlee Bird said...

I know, I know. Sometimes there's just too much going on isn't there. Time rushes onward and sometimes it's difficult to keep up. But sometimes we need to enjoy the now. Some times.


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Ann said...

Ahh yes, a cup of tea the salve for all things urgent.

Better is Possible said...

I've been forgetting the tea. Thanks for the reminder.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And in the end, it's all hurry up and wait!

Meera said...

My two cents: I used to be mad about deadlines, and still keep to commitments. But I realised world doesn't come to an end. Have tried to stop feeling rushed...sometimes...

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