So if you followed me over the weekend, you saw that I was settling back into my normal and not-always-glamorous life. And I was loving every moment of it. I was even feeling gratitude for a slower paced life and making plans and strides to have more of that in my life. I want to be LESS busy…or at least I say I do today since I have been traveling like a mad woman since mid-February.
So interestingly enough just this morning, my friend Barbara tagged me in this post touting how well I am “doing busy”. So maybe I sent a mixed message about my busy life. Or maybe my message was loud and clear to everyone but me. Do I REALLY want to be less busy? Thanks for the lovely compliment Barbara and I do take it as a true compliment because being overly busy isn’t easy to do. So I truly appreciate your kind words.
But really the message I was trying to send was this…
Yes, that’s right. I think we overuse “I’m busy”, “I’m so busy”, and “I’m too busy”. It has become and excuse for so much in our lives. It keeps us from taking action on the things we really want because we are too busy (to work out, eat right, step out of our comfort zone). And I don’t know about you but I have lost patience with this whole concept as an excuse. Thanks to reading books like The 4 Hour Workweek and Hard Goals, I now believe that we have time to do everything that is a true priority for us. And if we aren’t doing it well then…It “ain’t” really important to us, right? Let’s be honest.
And the second part of the equation is this–why do we complain about all that is on our plate? We are the ones who make it that way and if we don’t want to do it all why don’t we just say NO! It is our choice, so why do we choose poorly and then complain? Or better yet, if we DO want to say yes to everything, then why don’t we just OWN it! Why don’t we say “Hell yes I am doing all this stuff and I like it that way” and remember that what other people think of us is none of our business !
Which is it…busy or not busy? You get to choose. But no more “busy” as an excuse, please. Stop the madness already!
I am on a mission to be less busy in my life and more intentional with my choices. I want to enjoy the ride more. I want more time with family. But in the moments when I am busy because I choose to be, then Barbara is right…by all means, LET’S BE GLAMOROUS!!
Which do you choose–The Glorification of Busy, the glamorization of busy, or not busy at all? Do tell. We won’t judge.