Lately I’ve been struggling with the fact that people, me included, are chronically busy. It’s as though our life begs to be filled. With every free moment, something is stuffed into its place. Voiding us of the space to create, just be, and enjoy the moment.
Every time I hear someone say to me “I know you’re busy…” it makes me stop in my tracks. No! That is not the life I want, I don’t want to be the person who is too busy for the things that truly matter – friends, family, being present.
After all, busy seems to be the perfect excuse for not really having what we want.
I would write that book, but I don’t have time.
I’d love to spend more time with friends, but I have so much to do.
I’d change the way I structure my day, but it’s already so filled.
The list can go on and on. Think about how many dreams are deferred simply because our lives are too busy and too full. It’s time to start clearing and cleaning out the junk and the clutter.
I don’t want to wake up twenty years from no w and look back and only see hard work and busyness. Busyness is not what will make things happen in your life. Nor will it bring you joy.
The question is why do we all feel the need to follow in the footsteps of this “busy” trend. Do we feel validation from are incessant work? Are we conditioned to believe that busy means important? Or are we numbing ourselves so we don’t feel our pain – the lost dreams, the financial heartbreak, the awareness of where we are in this moment.
I am putting myself up to the challenge of stopping the “busyness.” There is plenty of time for the things and people I love, it’s a matter of getting my priorities straight. I invite you to stop the madness as well – step into the moment and break free from the pattern of overdoing, and a life chronically full with senseless obligations.
I’d love to hear what you think about the “busyness” craze?