Busy, busy, busy. I have noticed that if I don’t want to do something I make the excuse that I am too busy. Everyone accepts that without question. But if I really want to do something, I make time for it. I have a friend who said she couldn’t do a seminar because she had to work Saturdays. The truth was, she really didn’t want to do it, because as soon as something came up that she really did want to do—she got the Saturday off. So are we really busy, or do we just use being busy as an excuse?
What about that being busy is not what we should be doing with our lives. What if it’s okay to…
“be not so busy!”
“put your feet up and have a rest.”
“be selfishly lazy.”
So, how do we make time for ourselves? Well we should delegate housework to other family members. Have them make their beds, do their laundry, feed the dog, empty the dishwasher. You are not a work-horse–you are supposed to take a rest.
If you’re working all day, why should you come home at night and start cooking? Have another family member make the meal. Don’t take on all the work yourself. Everyone will claim they are too busy to do the work—but if everything falls onto the shoulders of one person that is not fair.
Today is about letting go of being so busy that you don’t have time to enjoy a moment of the day. A friend of mine had a child and let her draw and paint on their big kitchen table. It was always covered with papers and pens and scissors and glue. Her house was a mess, but she spent time with her child. They had fun together. Be busy in the parts of your life that need you the most. I am not saying to let your home go completely messy and dirty, although if you are a neat freak–that maybe a good thing to do once in a while.
Today my friend, stop being so busy that your life is passing you by. Put a hold on doing busy work that doesn’t really accomplish anything. Do the important things that really, really need to be done, and then take a rest. And if you are thinking, “Everything is really, really important and needs to be done.” Then you need to evaluate your life, your work your habits. Something is askew!
My friend the truth is…if you popped your clogs tomorrow what would happen to all the busyness of your life….Nothing! It would either not be done, or someone else would do it. So today my friend, take a break, give yourself permission to be not so busy and enjoy your life. We only have one as far as I know….so let’s not use it all up by being too busy to enjoy it.