Relax and Take a Deep Breath!


Everyone now and then experiences times when they get over stressed about getting
something done or making sure some event goes well that they will start to rush
in whatever they are doing to the determent of those around them. I myself have
this problem a lot, and tend to take things very seriously, perhaps sometimes
too seriously.

The thing is when you start to rush or move too fast while you yourself may not exactly be panicking, you do project such to those around you, which will set them off edge. That is the last thing you want to do. Above all else, in whatever it is that you are
trying to accomplish or make sure gets done, you need to remain calm and
collected and pace yourself.

Besides potentially projecting panic to those around you, the rushing may cause you to not be aware exactly of everyone around you and perhaps bump into them or just not treat them right. This of course, is bad for it is not how we would normally treat someone and
gives someone the false impression that you do not care for them, which of course is not true.

This last Sunday, I had such an experience at my church service. Before the service was to start there was some last minute planning for the service, of it being a regular service with a communion like we have every Sunday for just a morning prayer service because
our Priest for the that Sunday did not show up.

In the end everything worked out and we had a very good service, but still when we first realized that the Priest was not coming myself and the other LEM that was to conduct the prayer service started organizing how it was to be done and when I was going back in forth to do a couple things and make sure everything was in place I was moving a little
too fast.

A friend even told me the slow down so I would not worry the rest of the congregation. After that I was pretty much in control of myself, but as it turned out before that point I had already made a small mistake. A little after the morning prayer service a member of the congregation came up to let me know that apparently during my rushing around I
had bumped into her without even realizing it.

This of course, had upset her, though in the end was not that big a deal since she did know me and no harm was done, and at first was not planning on even telling me about it but in the end figured that I needed to know. Which I did and am glad she did tell me, from that experience above all else lead me to realize that I really needed to learn to just take
a deep breath and relax and realize that things will work themselves out.  It is ok to take things seriously and in fact, that is a good thing, but there is also a thing as being too serious, which I tend to be a lot and I am sure others do to. While that is ok, just remember to always pace yourself and let things work out as you carry out your duties.

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