What Exactly Are We All Rushing Back To?

Self-care strategies to help you achieve more

Emma Colsey-Nicholls


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In a moment of hot sweat and a feeling of not having enough time, I noticed myself back in the space of feeling rushing through my days. Being constantly on the go and as though I’m always on the verge of being late for something.

I had to catch myself for a moment as I have noticed this feeling coming back over the last few weeks, as it’s in those moments from rushing from one place to another

Whilst we are all craving coming back to some form of normality, it actually begs the question of what are we wanting to get back too, exactly??

I really love so many aspects of how my life and my days roll out but as I’m always working on being in a space of self-awareness, I noticed this feeling creeping back in and that’s always a trigger to do something about it.

After being in lockdown, a time when we were all forced to slow down, to stop, to gain a little perspective, to take the time to do the things that maybe we have always wanted to do but just never had the time (erm, anyone else out there feeling pretty proud of the vegetables that your have managed to grow??)

For many, this was the forced rest, possibly also unwillingly for a lot, and yet it encouraged us all to look inwards.

It was an opportunity to look at the things we wanted to be different going forward.

And as the world opens up again, how many of you have already forgotten what it was that you decided you wanted for yourself, for your life, your future??

How quickly we forget the lessons, the realisations, when it comes back to getting into our regular rhythms and routines. Truth is habits can be hard to break, and it can take a little work in the beginning, to be able to create something different. But if we want a different result it’s going to require that level of self-awareness to break the mold of our normality.

For me, I noticed a feeling of ‘I need to catch up’ on things, work, life, earning money again. Running around after the kids who are in kids club and other activities, getting in as much work as I can during the week and then at weekends feeling the ‘need’ to get out and utilise…



Emma Colsey-Nicholls

Women’s Health and lifestyle coach. Top writer in Health. I write about health, habit creation and how to be a happier you. https://emmacolseynicholls.co.uk