“The Disease of Being Busy”
Last week, my mother sent me an e-mail directing me to an article she had posted on Facebook.
Ironically, the whole day went by before I had a chance to read it. Once I did, I knew I wanted to write about it and then, ironically a bunch of days went by before I even had a chance to write a blog post.
The article was aptly titled, “The Disease of Being Busy.” If you didn’t have a chance to read it when it was circulating, click through here and read it. It is well worth the time.
What I struggle with, of course, is finding the balance. There are weeks that go by when I have lots of time. I am an avid reader and, of late, an avid television watcher. Can we talk about Homeland for a minute, please? Truly incredible story telling and acting but I digress. There are weeks when I have time to do these things and I understand why I have volunteered for so much and then there are weeks when I can’t catch a moment to sit still.
I am in my 40s. One would hope that I would have figured this out by now but I feel like I am not even close. Although I suppose this is not entirely true. I know now what I want to be doing so this is a step in the right direction. I just haven’t figured out how to fit it all in. I haven’t figured out how to say no to the small stuff that seems like it won’t take any time but does. I haven’t figured out how to get off of Facebook quickly so that there is time for more meaningful pursuits. I haven’t figured out how to make use of the small snippets of time. I haven’t figured out how to acknowledge that there are not big chunks of time and I should embrace the small moments.
I guess I just need a little bit more time to understand it all…
Amen sister:). I’m in major overload right now. Wish I would learn!
Total overload here too Allie! Someone once told me that the secret is realizing that you have to say not to the good and the bad. But I just don’t want to!! Someday I suppose I will figure it all out, I guess!
Thanks for sharing this, Stacey. This is something I regularly struggle with, too…
Thanks Jen. It really is a constant struggle, isn’t it!?
I need to acknowledge there are no big chunks of time. Yes!! Me too. I signed up for way too much this fall and I am currently trying to find ways to be less busy. It does feel like a disease. Thank you for posting this!!
Hi Pamela! I feel like I haven’t ‘seen’ you in ages. So glad you popped in- I miss your words! And it is a constant struggle. We are all smart woman- why can’t we figure this out!?
It is a disease. With both kids and my husband all sick lately, my work has taken a backseat. And it’s made me realize you can’t really do it all. Not without sacrificing something too important.
That’s for sure Tamara! Hope everyone is on the mend. I had a cold last week that led to laryngitis this week. Somehow I have not found a way to rest and therefore I still have no voice. Have to find a different way…