I’ve been working through something, and I would like to share about what’s been a personal challenge for me (and maybe for you, too). That something is “busyness”
I admit, busyness has and continues to be a struggle for me, and it’s an area of my life that I have committed to working on. As I research, study and reflect on the topic, I’ve become much more aware of our hectic schedules and how our focus on being busy impacts our outlook on life.
According to the Washington Post, “Somewhere around the end of the 20th century, busyness became not just a way of life but a badge of honor. And life, sociologists say, became an exhausting everydayathon. People now tell pollsters that they’re too busy to register to vote, too busy to date, to make friends outside the office, to take a vacation, and to sleep. As for multitasking, one survey found that 38 million Americans shop on their smartphones while sitting on the toilet.”
Be honest, does this sound like you? I’ll be the first to raise my hand because I can relate. Somewhere along the line busyness became a form of validation, a symbol of being in demand, important, and a measure of value for our lives.
In this short video I share my insight on this topic, which has clearly become an epidemic in today’s world.
To further address this topic, I’m currently compiling a few personal stories and some strategies that have helped me to get my overwhelm in check. I can’t wait to post them here for you!
So what do you think… have I hit on a hot button topic here? Have you found yourself in the busyness trap like me? I would love to get your insight; please share in the comment area below.