Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I’m so busy
“Yeah, uh, huh, yeah, I gotta go...”
“Right, yeah...I got a million things to do.
“I know, I’ve gotta run...I’m really busy”
“Yeah....Gotta run, I’ll talk to you later...”
I was listening to a child playing with her mother’s phone. Though, it could have been me when I was younger playing with my toy phone. That’s what we heard adults do on the phone. So when we pretended, we did the same thing.
It gave me a sense of importance even then.
My parents didn’t do it a lot, but I heard other adults do it. They much be really in demand I would think.
Us Americans, we like to be busy. We don’t like to be mistaken for someone who doesn’t work hard. We frown on those people. So we take on more than we can handle and it is very easy to get overwhelmed.
When I think about the most valuable people in my life, in terms of practical career influence, they were probably the busiest of all, but didn’t let on. Probably because, to them, it wasn’t tedious. They loved what they were doing, so the energy was not sapped out of them. They were super-busy, no doubt, but instead of wigging out about how busy they were, they paced themselves so that interruptions aren’t as dire.
I don’t want to be busy anymore. I don’t even like the word. I like the corresponding feeling even less.
We tend to feel busy when we see things are a chore; when we’re overwhelmed. But what if we changed our mindset, so we saw past the actual tasks or chores to the end results? Sure, there will still be some anxiety; I’ve gotta get this done, I’ll be so glad when this is done; but if we breathe through it, keeping our eyes on the prize, as they say, it will come much more naturally.
Someone once said, pursue your passion and you’ll never work a day in your life. If you are not able to do your passion at work, think about why you are doing it. Make the necessary move to never being busy.
Posted by Brooke at 6:35 PM