- “I’m SO busy!
- I’m SO stressed!
- I have SO much to do! “
Our culture glorifies the cult of busy-ness combined with I-have-no-time-to-do-what-I-really-want mindset.
And I am calling bullshit.
Are we in the driver’s seat of this pick-up called life or simply riding shotgun?
If there is one thing I have learned, it is this: when everyone is swimming in one busy-status-seeking direction? Then the best advice is to immediately pull a 180-degree spin and go against the stream.
If popular culture dictates that we should all be swanning about with the back of one hand pressed against our foreheads while blathering on about our killer schedules…then my job is to do and say the exact opposite.
Back in my old life, I was certainly prone to uttering those exact same catchphrases.
I get it. I do. It validated my existence. It made me important. It kept my status in line with the cult of busy. I was forever running, and quite frankly, not getting anywhere very fast. Those were my choices (choice being the operative word).
I still have some people who call and say, “I know you’re really busy, but…”
I always chuckle.
Am I portraying a busy life? I don’t think I am, but then I’m always surprised by how I come across.
So please consider this as my disclaimer: I am NOT busy.
I have been occupied with this crazy downsizing task but that means I am absorbed in the task and choosing to do it to the exclusion of some other options. Does that make me busy? I think not.
These are simply choices. I am choosing one way to spend my time versus another. That’s all.
I/we have been traveling quite a bit. The fact that I’m unavailable on certain dates doesn’t make me busy…it simply means I’m not here.
I have no idea how much time I will have on this planet, but while I’m here, feel free to connect. As you have no doubt ascertained by now…
I’m SO not busy.