The behind-er I get!

When I was young  ….  someone said to my sisters and me .. “The hurry-er I go the behind-er I get”

I had forgotten about it until I was reading a post from Stopping the Wind by Ready to Change.

Ready to Change Now  blogged that she had a bad day with a number of incidents that ended with a plan to ‘burn the shoes’ that caused part of the problems of the day.  I am not sure if she was in a hurry, but it reminded me of the comment from my late Auntie E.

On occasions when dear Auntie E would notice her nieces rushing too much and in a manner that was unhelpful to all she would tell us to slow down.

“The hurrier I go the behind-er I get!”

Definition of the hurrier:  a person or behaviour involving unnecessary rushing.  A person in a fluster.  Or a young girl with no real understanding of consequences in life.

Definition of the behind-er:  an outcome of unnecessary feeling of failure, when tasks have not been completed according to the desired schedule.  Or a person with their bum in the air and their head in the sand hoping no-one will  notice the work undone and incomplete.

under the tree

Sometimes it is useful to take some time out, before we return to the daily grind.

Now, to my recollection, this is the true story but I am sure if I asked my sister (or my mother) they would have a slightly different version.  But let’s not ask them, and I shall rest assured that I have learnt to now take my time and do things well instead of rush along and making a proper mess of the task.

Pause, count to ten and re-focus!

Spend some time in the kitchen garden .. grow some vegetables & herbs

herb garden

Little sign posts can be useful to help us find our way ..

Or as our blogging friend, start out with the incorrect tools and equipment and end up with a face in the dirt.

I think the idea is to get out hands dirty when we garden not necessarily our faces so much.

How is your Behind-er?   Bigger than it needs to be?

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About holistic complications

I like to work on a personal goal or challenge each year .. learning from my previous experiences, I try and face my fears, to stretch myself and step forward, to create a more holistic and authentic life, living with good intentions - a clear, honest and 'real' life! I want to be more accountable for the life I live and create! My experience of being real and authentic are quite complicated at times!! I blog to share my blunders, experiences and ideas and to gain some insight from the self reflection that the process of blogging creates for me.
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