Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) November 15, 2007
Hale Dwoskin, founder of The Sedona Method and a featured teacher in the #1 blockbuster bestselling book and movie, "The Secret," has just announced what people need to know and do if they always feel rushed.
When the alarm clock goes off in the morning, many people begin a mad dash to accomplish everything that needs to be done before the sun goes down. Know someone like that? If so, they are not alone. Almost one-quarter (23 percent) of Americans feel rushed all the time, according to a 2006 Pew Research Center survey.
Another 53 percent of Americans say they're 'sometimes' rushed, so a full 76 percent of Americans are either constantly, or occasionally, rushing.
What's wrong with putting a little fire in one's engine? On the surface, nothing, except perhaps a few jittery nerves. But as that person delves deeper, those nerves can add up to a lifetime of time-pressure induced stress.
And chronic stress, the kind one gets if they're constantly rushing, is the worst kind, according to a study published in the July 2004 issue of the American Psychological Association's Psychological Bulletin. Chronic stress is so hard on one's immune system that it actually causes it to break down, leaving them vulnerable to many diseases.
Many people don't realize that the more they try to do, the less efficient they actually are.
Consider a 2006 study conducted for Day-Timers, a maker of organizational products. It found that 60 percent of workers say they always or frequently feel rushed. However, only 51 percent of workers feel extremely or very productive, down from 83 percent in 1994. Studies have also proven that multi-tasking is actually less efficient because the mind takes time to switch gears in between tasks.
"When you rush and do not take time for yourself you burn out and actually get less done," says Hale Dwoskin, CEO and director of training of Sedona Training Associates.
"Notice that life never rushes. Life simply unfolds moment to moment. When you rush you are missing what is happening here and now, and life only happens now," he says.
If someone is having a hard time slowing down in life so that they can live in the moment (and take some time to relax), The Sedona Method can help.
The Method uses a simple series of questions that guides a person to releasing their feelings that there's not enough time, and they can use the process anywhere, anytime they're feeling rushed, for immediate relief. It's like taking a giant breather.
"Give yourself permission to get tasks done at the speed required while inwardly having the attitude that you have all the time in the world," Dwoskin says. "If you feel like rushing, allow yourself to let go of the push instead. You will find yourself getting more done -- with less effort and fewer mistakes -- more quickly than if you rushed."
Right now everyone can get the free Insiders Guide to The Sedona Method email course sampler by inputting their name and email in the sidebar on the right at http://www.sedona.com/speedtrap.aspx
For more insights on the issue of taking time to relax and enjoy life, Hale Dwoskin, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Sedona Method, featured expert in the film and New York Times bestseller "The Secret," and CEO and Director of Training of Sedona Training Associates, is available for interviews. Sedona Training Associates is an organization that teaches courses based on the emotional releasing techniques originated by Hale Dwoskin's mentor, Lester Levenson. Dwoskin is an international speaker and featured faculty member at Esalen and the Omega Institute. For over a quarter century, he has regularly been teaching The Sedona Method techniques to individuals and corporations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Visit http://www.sedona.com .