So, like you, we’re busy. Busy, busy, busy. Work- busy. Kids-busy. Social life-busy. One big bunch of busy buzzing bees. And I don’t know about you, but I’m a little sick of how busy we are. Just talking about it is getting boring.
Look around: it’s like a new badge to claim– can you multi-task, what are you missing to be here with me, what else is going on, what? What? But what are we busy at? Being busy?
I’m not on call. But I feel like I am. I’ve worked hard at keeping boundaries, doing the job, without being accessible 24/7. But I still catch myself being one of those people checking emails, responding after hours, and feeling like I can’t ever get caught up. Like trying to stuff 10 pounds of potatoes into a 5 pound sack, the volume just never … slows.
So when I feel the margins of life closing in, I push back and re-assess. Sometimes it takes nothing more than the “mental” escape a good book can bring. Other times, more drastic action is needed. So with that, later today, I’m signing off. Shutting down. Hopping up into the Jeep with my brown-eyed handsome man, cranking up the tunes and headed to points north. I’m laughing till my sides hurt, kissing my honey, and living in the moment.
Make time in your
- Situations that make you laugh, including yourself
- People who make you smile
- Your favorite foods
- Music you want to sing along to
- Curling up with a book
- Loving on the one you love
- Good company and conversation
- Furry friends
“In the midst of a busy life don’t forget to live.” ― Marty Rubin
And we might just play this game along the way:
Can you relate? When you feel your margins getting smaller, what do you adjust?
** Thanks to DM for gifting me with the “margins” reference — Now that I think of it, I always used to draw in mine. 🙂