Do You Have Hurry Sickness?

I stared at my ENTP friend jabbing at the mouse in the school library when we couldn’t save our PowerPoint. Her heels went click-clack the same way her brain does. She says it’s the sound of power. Methinks it’s tension.

She talked to me about her schedule (while eating broccoli for lunch): classes until 3pm in Manila, bus from 3-5pm, beauty pageant rehearsal in Pampanga onwards. “Bye, beshie!” She scurried down the stairs, earphones in and proud of her genre: rock ‘n’ roll.

Hurry sickness is defined as “a behavior pattern characterized by continual rushing and anxiousness; an overwhelming and continual sense of urgency.”


Photos by LK Doble

You may feel productive right now, but in the long run, your health might be in a dangerous state because hurry sickness increases your body’s output of the stress hormone cortisol, resulting in the possibility of stroke, heart attack and depression. If you think you have it, this is a reminder to SLOW DOWN and be kind to yourself.

Can you relate? Do you hurry throughout the day? :)

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