I bet you are pretty good at filling your days? Do you feel like you should be doing something every second of the day otherwise you are not being productive or satisfied with what you have done?
If you are not busy are you being lazy?
How many times do you start a conversation with “Are you keeping busy?” I think we we feel inclined to justify ourselves on a busy scale – we compete over being busy and busyness can be a sign of status and that your leading a full and worthy life.
Hectic, whirlwind, crazy and constantly on the run, way too fast……. I bet you hear these words on a regular basis now – they have become words and phrases that are interlinked with how many of us feel on a day to day basis.
Creating busyness even when it didn’t exist……
When I made the shift from my intense event management days into building my own yoga biz, I found that I needed to justify what I was doing in my days – I felt the need to constantly keep busy, to fill my days with tasks and actions so that I’d answer the “Are you busy” questions with yes, I’ve being doing this, this and this. In reality I was creating busyness even when it didn’t exist!!
When we get busy we forget to invest in ourselves – our food choices may suffer as we grab what we can, we don’t have time to spend with family and friends, we miss that yoga class as we are too busy, all the things that we know work for us get dropped to the bottom of the list – its can take days, weeks or even years to realise that you have completely lost connection with the most important person – thats YOU!
One of the reasons I wanted to build my own business was to shift away from the constant busyness in my days. Its not been easy and every day is a learning curve. Don’t get me wrong I can very easily fill my days, but for me its about prorities – and lookng at it this way has helped me see whats important for me to function at my best!
What allows you to function at your best?