Do you feel that there is an underlying pressure to increase the number of things you fit into your day? I’m noticing more and more that when I ask someone how they are, the automatic response is that they are extremely busy. There seems to be this misconception that unless you are continually doing something, you are not important, are not an achiever and don’t have a fulfilling life.
THE BUSYNESS FACTS
- There are only 24hrs in each day and no matter how well you organise your time, this will not change.
- Focusing your attention on one thing at a time is more efficient, than juggling lots of things at once.
- Being busy and being productive are two very different things.
- Being too busy is not the reason why you don’t do things. It’s the excuse that you use when you don’t what to do something and have chosen to do something else instead. This identifies what your true priorities were at that time.
- That overwhelming feeling you get when you are continually chasing the clock, only occurs when you are filling your time with the just stuff, that is not important to you. Rather than, using your time to focus on your priorities.
- When you have lots to do, is often when you are more likely to do nothing, rather than be more productive.
- You are what you consistently do, rather than what you say you want to do.
- The solutions you find in the midst of busyness are short-term fixes, rather than long-term
- Technology is likely to be the biggest consumer of your time, rather than a time-saving
IT’S YOUR TIME & NO ONE ELSE’S
The only way to stop feeling as though you are being chased by the clock, is to take control of your time and start saying no to things that are not important to you. You don’t have to be available to everyone, every hour of the day and it’s ok to make you the priority. Fulfilment is nothing to do with how little or how much you do in a day. It’s what you are doing that provides the sense of contentment.
Who controls your time?