“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to do.” ~Unknown
As you know, I’ve had too much on my plate, lately, and haven’t had much time for my blogs. As the items are being resolved and moved off the plate, my feelings of overwhelm are starting to diminish and I’ve been starting to feel human again. This period of overwhelm has been very instructive for me as I remember the advice I have given to my coaching clients over the years (but I failed to put into practice for myself these past few months).
- During times of overwhelming busy-ness, it is imperative that we engage in extreme self-care. If I had, I probably wouldn’t have been so cranky and grumpy most of the time and I would have been able to keep this season of busy-ness in perspective.
- Contrary to Dr. Einstein’s assertion, time is not relative. There are only so many hours, minutes, and seconds in a day. If you keep cramming more busy-ness into a day, something(s) has to give.
- Most of the time we are the ones doing the “shoulding” on ourselves. I found myself saying “should” and “have to” quite a bit these past few months. My Honey would remind me that I didn’t have to do anything…it was a choice I was making.
- Our culture seems to idolize extreme busy-ness. It is like a competition to see who can be the busiest….while seeming to be perfectly coiffed and wearing a perfectly pressed Irish linen coordinating outfit (pearls optional).
- We really do give a lot of time to stuff that really doesn’t matter in the light of eternity.
I want to be known as an active homemaker, not a busy one. Always being busy gives the connotation that I don’t have time for the people I love and doing those things that are important and bring joy to me.
What do you think? Is there anything you’d add to the list?
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