Waiting, waiting, waiting

Deadlines. How to deal with them? If you ever looked anxiously to the calendar every hour, counting the remaining days until that very important deadline, you know what I mean.

I understand deadlines are part of life in society and I am ready to deal with them. Quick and painless is my usual style, although sometimes I also play the long and suffering mode. Either way, I am not afraid of them. Why? Because I know that the real deal starts right after you have pressed that “send” button.

Waiting for the result of a project is not easy. You did your part, putting all your heart and soul in it (not to talk about a huge amount of time), you double checked all the boxes, uploaded all requested files and now what? You exercise your mental balance and self-control: you wait.

Plenty of songs, from different genres deal with the variety of feelings we experience while waiting for someone or for something. Probably a playlist, with your top ten themes has already started in your head, but what is the thing about waiting?

First of all, it is a word with a lot of meanings. From longing to someone to arrive, to hoping for something to happen, waiting has to do with accepting that there is a limit to our actions. Sometimes, the move is not ours and there is nothing we can do about it. Or is there?

My trick to deal with the torments of waiting is fulfilling it with a meaningful action, instead of simply killing time. It can be a simple thing, such as: taking a shower, doing the laundry, cooking or actively listening to music, whatever makes sense to you.

Once immersed in a new, engaging activity, your perception of time changes completely and the feeling of emptiness brought by the waiting is suddenly gone.

Be seeing you!

G. F.

2 Comments

  1. Muito bom o seu texto! De fato, esperar é um suplício… Mas se você confia no que fez, é quase certo que a resposta será positiva. Não há por que se estressar. Ler um livro seria um bom modo de aguardar sem ansiedade. Bj.

    Em dom., 21 de nov. de 2021 às 22:40, GEISA FERNANDES escreveu:

    > Geisa Fernandes posted: ” Deadlines. How to deal with them? If you ever > looked anxiously to the calendar every hour, counting the remaining days > until that very important deadline, you know what I mean. I understand > deadlines are part of life in society and I am ready to deal” >

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