Do you have Rushing Woman Syndrome?
Life is busy – I fit a lot in and sometimes try to do too much.In the past week I’ve fallen over three times, once I tripped over the vacuum cleaner cable as I dashed around the house, another time I changed direction on the street, didn’t look where I was going and fell into a man who was also rushing. Then I tripped in my Zumba class. I’ve got the legs of a 7 year old – various shades of orange, black and blue.
I read an article in The Times – I’ve got Rushing Woman Syndrome!
Dr Libby Weaver, a Sydney-based nutritional biochemist is the author of Rushing Woman Syndrome: the Impact of a Never-Ending To-Do List on Your Health, which documents the psychological and biochemical damage caused by a life of stress.
Too many of us, not just women, try to cram too much into our life – we don’t take the time to eat properly or to get enough sleep.
“A Rushing Woman survives on ridiculously little sleep, caffeine and too much wine. She has a cortisol stomach (pesky weight she can’t shift) and is often covered in bruises”.
When I was losing my excess weight I knew the importance of sleep to weight loss and I do my best to relax for a couple of hours before sleep, but it’s usually gone 11, and closer to 11.30 before I read in bed before sleep and so I’m probably not sleeping enough. And I’m eating too many meals at my desk, and dashing to my dance classes without time to properly digest my evening meal.
So I’ve taken a weekend out to spend with family, and it’s been lovely to leave all my work at home, to decide to leave book revisions till the coming week.
If this article interests you, you should be able to access it via this link
And if the link is behind their fire wall I’ll sort out the link on my blog so you can still read it. I wondered about buying the book but it’s only available for the Kindle and over £9 so seems a bit expensive. But the article is extensive and covers aspects such as
“Many of us believe that we are not enough; that we need to be wittier, slimmer, more productive. So that we never, ever let anyone down and risk being rejected, we go into total overdrive”.
How are you, do you try to do too much? Do you have rushing woman syndrome? Maybe it’s time to re-think how you approach your job?
Can you find the calm and stillness in your life?
Career coaching is not just about finding a new career path, it’s also about being more effective in your job. Sometimes you may need help to be more assertive in how you approach your boss or working smarter. If you find too much of the description of rushing woman syndrome resonating, we need to talk. This is an update of this article, and ‘ve come through the other side.
This article on rushing woman syndrome was first published on 22 February 2015 and updated in May 2017