Busy is not a badge of honor
Y’all.. I’ve got to get something off my chest. Our society is obsessed with the “B”word... you guessed it. BUSY.
We wake up and immediately look at our phones to check emails, can’t go a day without letting someone know their “busy” isn’t as “busy” as your “busy” and so often spend time with the ones we love with one eye on them and one on our devices.
UGH. I’m just dizzy thinking about how much busy I just typed.
Being busy has become a sense of prestige but you see, BUSY IS NOT A BADGE OF HONOR.
We believe that being busy is the same as being important, sought after or committed in our pursuits.
Fueling this belief is the underlying fear that maybe we're actually not so important or valuable.
And when we come in contact with those busy braggers they are exhausting, distracting, and can really pull at our EQ and convince us our life is just as in shambles when realistically we may be the one who understands how to delegate, prioritize, and make those critical task lists.
Look, I’m super guilty at this. I work a full time job, freelance 25-30 hours a week with 9 clients, and am a part time student (as well as my #1 priority as a husband). [Im already trying to find a synonym to tell you how busy I am]
But we do this to ourselves. As Americans we automate processes to help ease our stresses but then immediately turn around and those spaces where meditation and relaxation could come in, we fill them up with more STUFF we “just have to get done.”
We’re only on this Earth for a short time so let’s enjoy it. I think that’s what I love so much about the European philosophy. By law, every country in the European Union has at least four work weeks of paid vacation annually.
They make time to explore and wander. Look at their pursuit of happiness compared to ours.
Let’s promise each other something. Lets DO GOOD WORK and the things we can’t get done, LET THEM GO... Our bodies aren’t supposed to overwork. We need time to relax, travel, explore, empathize with each other, and learn.