The Great Busyness Hoax
Busyness can rob us of who we are.
Our worry is that if we don't do the things we should, if our kids aren't enrolled in all the right classes and sports, if we don't volunteer at the consignment sale, if we don't spend what little free time we have at home scrubbing mostly clean toilets because it's Tuesday and Tuesday is Toilet Day!, then we have failed. We are a disappointment to the General Population of Other People. So we stay busy.
But what do you lose when you're so busy with things that don't actually matter to you? You lose what does.
- a Saturday where the entire family is home with no agenda
- being able to "waste" an hour walking in the woods because you feel better when you're surrounded by trees
- reading a book on the couch on a regular day just because
- being able to spontaneously invite people over for dinner because your soul still has margin even at 5pm
Those kinds of things shouldn't be luxuries. They should be life.
"Busy stems from the fear of never being enough." - Lara Casey, Make It Happen
You're already enough. Take a breath, start saying no to things that don't matter, and live your life for what does.