o you oftentimes feel that the world you is in a great rush? Parang sobrang nagmamadali ang mundo. At kung ang buhay ay parang isang byahe sa bus, parang gusto mong sabihing, “teka muna, mama. Para! Bababa muna ako, sobrang mabilis.” Meron na ba sa inyong nakaranas na bumba sa isang pampasaherong sasakyan na pagkatulin-tulin. Sa sobrang takot ninyo sa bilis ng takbo, bumaba na lang kayo kahit na magbayad uli sa ibang ssakyan. Kung minsan ang buhay parang ganun. Sobrang mabilis.
Do you often wish for a little more time to be able to slow down? Chat with some people? Re-arrange your drawers and cabinets? “kailan ko kaya maiilalagay sa album ang mga litrato kong isang baul na? If I wish I could visit my lola. Sana magkaroon man lng ako ng oras to write to people I care about. There are times that we just have a lot of wishful thinking that we have more time. Overspeeding is one of our generation’s most common sicknesses, a thief that robs us of happiness.
How do we define overspeeding? Sa mga sasakyan at pang land transportation utilities, it is moving at a pace or speed beyond the safety limis of the vehicle it self, or the safety limits of the road or the terrain, or the traffic situation. You may have a very good car, but if you are in the middle of the city you cannot go beyond speed limits, even if you are driving on a speedway.People also overspeed. In our lifestyles, we overspeed when we move at a pace that saturates safety limits of the body, mind, and soul. We also overspeed when we move at the pace too busy or too much in a hurry as to enjoy the present life. Many people live for tomorrow, forgetting to live for today. When tomorrow comes, they don’t live for tomorrow either. The live for the day after tomorrow. As a result, they end up living for the future, and when that future comes, they livefor the other future that is to come. At the end of their lives they feel sorry for themselves and say, “I was never able to live a single day and enjoy it. I was always anticipating what was to come without enjoying what is.” People probably are too busy to find that they are being robbed of happiness.
SYMPTOMS OF OVERSPEEDING
What are the forms or signs of overspeeding? I am going to propose a few of the many, and then let's look at ourselves to check in what areas of our lives we overspeed.
1.) When you find no time in a long period to do what you really like to do. How much of the things you do, do you really like doing? Admitterdly, there are things we do because we have to, even if there are things that we do not like to do. How much of us would rather be chatting with a loved one? Or do things we have not done in a long time like go on a picnic, have a long vacation, play with the children, read a good book, attend to personal chores we have postponed for a long time. How much of us want to have extra time a to sleep long hours, visit friends especially those who we do not often see, share the gospel, lead a bible study? When you can't find time to do these things in a long time, chances are, you are overspeeding. One of the definitions we like to attach to overspeeding is being in a full speeng to direction that you do not like to go to anyway as you would rather be in another direction.
2. When you rush from one activity to another. Another sign or symptom of overspeeding is when we have to rush from one activity to another with every or no time to rest in between. Life becomes a constant rush from one place to another. Nag anak ka sa isang kasal dito, hindi pa man nagrereception, takbo ka na uli dahil magaanak ka naman sa binyag doon. Takbo dito, takbo doon. One poet spoke of this truth, “if you talk to everyone, you talk to no one”. And if you go to all occasions you are invited to, you end up not really being there at all. Not being remembered and not remembering too much. Spending so much time on the road rather than on the places of destination.
3. When your schedule is too tight to accommodate non-urgent, but nevertheless important needs of people around us. There are people who maybe need our attention or advice. People who need our comfort, our company and our encouragement. But we could not accommodate them because we are too busy with urgent things. Come to think of it, urgent matters are not always the important matters. If we only pay attention to what is urgent we will fail to pay attention to what is truly important matters. If we only pay attention to what is truly important. Hindi mo na nararamdaman kung gaano ka nami-miss ng mga magulang mo. Hindi mo na napapansin kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng konting simangot ng anak mo. Hindi mo na napapansin ang mga tampo ng asawa o kayay nobyo mo o mga kaibigan. Hindi mo na nalalaman until later because hindi nakatuon ang isip mo sa mga kasalukuyang pangyayari. Sa bandang huli, doon mo na lang makikita kung ano ang mahalaga.
4. When your schedule is too tight to smile, and to say, “please”, “Thank You” and “How are You?” Some people say, “How are you?” but they actually do not have time to hear you respond of you are well or not. They ask how you and if you are ready to tell them exactly how you are, they have no time to listen.
Dahil din sa pagmamadali, nawawala na ang mga “please” at “thank you” kasi nga parating nagra-rush. We overspeed when our pace drains us of all our energy and cheerfulness and then we become impatient and irritable and rude. Pag wala ka nang time to be nice because of your busyness, magbawas-bawas ka ng activity. You only make enemies along the way.
5. When we lack time to do our best. We overspeed when we have no time to our best to projects and endeavors. Basta lang matapos. Basta na lang magawa. Wala nang quality. Imbes na de-kalidad, de-kalamidad ang mga ginagawa natin.
6. When we leave loved ones behind because they could not cope with our pace. Gaano karaming mahal natin sa buhay ang naiwan na natin dahil sa ating sobrang bilis. Nasaan na sila ngayon? Ang bilis-bilis natin sa ating career, sa ating profession, sa pag-aaral – pero pag nauuhaw ka, aabutan ka ba ng softdrink ng iyong propesyon? Pag nalulungkot ka ba, nachi-cheer up ka ng iyong career? It is people around us who can give us that. Aanhin mo naman ang tagumpay kung wala naman ang mga mahal mo sa buhay na magiging kasalo mo dito.
How many people are in a rush to succeed inteir profession that they leave their parents, spouses, even children behind para lang umasenso. At kapag umasenso, yumaman o nagtagumpay na, nag-iisa naman sila at walang kasama. Bale wala.
Gaano karaming kaibigan ang humiwalay na lng sa atin dahil hindi maka-cope sa bilis ng takbo ng ating careers? Na-inferior at na-insecure na in our presence. We’re overspeeding when we lose friends and loved ones because. Wala nang makasabay sa atin.
CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS TO OVERSPEEDING
CAUSE: Misplaced priorities
One of the greatest causes of overspeeding is misplaced priorities. Katulad ng nabanggit na natin, mas inuuna yung urgent over the important. Urgent matters scream and shout for attention kaya lagi nananalo. You know how it is in life, whoever screams the loudest gets the service. Ang problema nga lang, nakakalimutan natin what is important.
Sa mga pinagkakaabalahan ba natin, masasabi ba nating ito talaga ay mahalaga. Many things are not needful. Urgency is a tyrant because it demands forcibly and noisily. And so we become slaves of the urgent matters. We must be free from the tyranny of the urgent. Many people mistake activity for achievement. Akala nila pag busy may nangyayari na. Many people work hard when all they need is to work smart. Pagod na pagod at hindi magkandaugaga, pero hindi nakakaimpress. Bakit ka pagod? Baka wala kang sistema. Hindi komo pagod ka ay okey na. Pagod na pagod na ako. Eh ano ngayon? May nangyayari ba sa pagod mo ? May na-a-achieve ka ba? Don't work hard. Work smart. Be systematic.
Maraming empleyado ang sanay na sanay sa ganyan, lalo na kung present ang boss. Active na active. Kalkal ng mga papel pero wala namang nangyayari. Busy persons are not always impressive. Kasi, it could mean that they have a very unsystematic method of working. Maraming palabas ang mga trahabador. Akala mo talaga napaka-busy. Sa totoo lang, if we cannot find time to rest in between our work, it means wala tayong system. O kung puro ka rest ka naman at walang production, ibang istorya na yon. Ang sinasabi natin, ang empleyado, dapat marunong siyang mag-relax pero tapos lahat ang trabaho. At satisfied ka sa results.
Seek the Lord's guidance
Seek the lord's guidance in setting priorities for your life. For the year. For the month. For the week. For the days. For the specific hour.
If the Lord delights in a mans way, he makes his steps firm.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he make your paths straight.
Iisa lang naman ang nating patunguhan. Huwag na tayong magpalikuliko, magpaikut-ikot dahil maraming masasayang at wala naman tayong mapapala. The Lord can give us a good set of priorities. He can set our paths straight that we don't have to go through the long and winding road.
Cause: Time mismanagement
We are all managers of God's resources. God has given us time, talent and treasures. We came into the world with nothing. God gace those for us to manage. How do we manage your time? Maraming mga taoang mahilig mag- cram lalo na kapag may projects. Mapa- estudyante, mapa- professional. Mayroong kailangan tapusin pero inuuna ang sarap. Inuuna ang pahinga at ang ligaya at kapag malapit na ang deadline, nag-aapura. And they start to overspeed. Now, they don't overspeed all throughout the year but there are periods of the when they really overspeed and forget to be friendly, forget everything and everyone because they become busy.
A lot of overspeeding may be avoided if only we manage our time well. We waste a lot of in- between times.
Many people waste a lot of in-between time. Many people have excessive rest, sleep and relaxation. Many people sleep for long hours--as in hibernation--at kapag nagising magtataka pa kung bakit masakit ang ul0. Marami dyan na mas mahaba pa ang oras pahinga kaysa sa oras ng pagta-trabaho. Ang katawan natin ay designed by God to work six daya week. If we don't use our bodies to full capacity, ano'ng mangyayari? Matamlay tayo. Subukan mong magtulog, lalo kayong aantukin. The more you sleep, the sleepier you get. The less you work, the lazier you get. If you want something done, give it to a busy man. And it will be done. Pero kapag ibinigay mo yan sa patungatunganga at sa maraming bakanteng oras, lalong hindi yan magagawa.
If you know that you are most creative in the morning, then do all creative work in the morning, Observe your body clock. At kung ano ang oras ng pinaka- productive kayo, do your most difficult job during that time. If you need mood or creative effort in composing a letter or solving a problem, do it in your peak productive hours.
What happens when we waste when we waste our peak time and then try very hard to work during our slack time? We work hard and achieve little. Sometimes we expend our energy unwisely. Halimbawa, kung meron tayong mabigat na bubuhatin, bakit dinadala natin magisa kung tayo ay paakyat at kung kailan pababa na ay saka tayo nagpapatuwang. Baliktad. It's the wrong of energy. It would infinitely eadier to get support when you're climbing uphill than going downhill. We must respect our biorhythm. However, this should also be put under controll We could exaggerate our biorhythm so it must be tempered.
Hindi komo slack ang time natinn ngayon, talagang wala tayong gagawin. Kontrolin din natin yan.
However, there is really a body trend that must be respected. If we work according to that trend, it will be a lot easier. We will not to overspeed; we will achieve the same things, if not better, and it will result in us having more free time.
You don't only respect your internal biorhythm but you also respect the rhythm of life around you. Move cooperatively with your environment to avoid wasting time. For example, do your chores when people who are proned to disturb you are asleep or away. Maraming mga nanay ang hindi maka-concentrate sa kanilang ginagawa dahil isinasabay ang paglilinis ng bahay habang gising ang mga anak. Kaya habang nagwawalis sila, inaakyat-akyat naman sila ng mga anak na para silang si Buddha. Maya- maya, inis na inis na sila. Galit na galit. Kasi nga, pinagsasabaysabay, di ba? Dapat maging crative tayo. Ang mga estudyante naman na nakatira sa mga boarding houses can do mostof their dorm-mates are asleep or out of the dorm. Huwag sabayan ang pag-alis at pagdating ng mga kasama kasi ang hirap kumilos kapag maraming nagsisiksikan. Yun namang maraming kasambahay, you may want to do your bathroom and toilet ritual when everybody esle is still asleep. Hindi iyong 15 minutes ka nang katok ng katok sa
banyo. "Hoy dalian mo naman, dalian mo naman."
Sayang ang 15 minutes gayung pwede ka namang gumising nga maaga and have your own sweet time.
Kung magbibiyahe ka naman to go to and from work, catch a public vehicle before or after the rush hours. And keep yourself preoccupied during waiting time. If you are 8-to -5 person and ou have to be at the office at 8, get out of the house at 6:00 am. That will give you a lot to catch a ride. So what do you do? You wake up at 5, catch the bus at 6, and you will be at the office probably by 7. What do you do in between 7 and 8? That is when you can do your quiet time. That is when you can do your your Bible reading or your personal correspondences. Bakit mo uubusin ang oras mo sa katatayo at sa kahahabol sa mga bus at FX na puno na? Puwede ka namang umalis ng maaga.
Kapag uwian nam bakit sasabayan mo ang buong siyudad sa pag-uwi? Isang oras kang nakatayo sa pila ng mga jeep, hahabulhabol ka sa taxi, nsa ikalawang kilometro ka ng pila pagkuha ng LRT ticket. So why don't you just stay in the office? Do your reading, gawin mo payung ibang personal matters that you must do. Dalhin mo ang iyong manicure set at doon ka sa opisina maglinis-linis ng kuko. Huwag kang makipagsabayan. Gaano karami sa inyo ang araw-araw na lamang ay naguubos ng isa o dalawang oras kahihintay ng bus o ng jeep? There must be a better way to spend our time. In fact there must be a better way to invest rather than spend out time.