How many times do you hear people use the excuse that they are too busy?
Do yourself a HUGE favor and don’t use that as a reason for not doing anything ever again.
Your future will thank you. I promise!
“Busy” is the generalized excuse we use for not going after our dreams.
It’s the ultimate dream stealer.
It is important to remember that we define our busy.
We are the ones who choose what we will do with our time and our day. We create this state for ourselves.
It is important to look at it regularly, question it, and decide if it is in line with how we truly want to be living.
Instead of saying that I was too busy to work out, say, “I chose to lie on the couch and watch TV instead of working out.” Or, “I chose to see my daughter’s play instead of going for a walk.”
Everything you do in your life is a choice even if it doesn’t feel like it.
You choose to go to work, you choose to take care of your family and you can choose to take care of yourself.
“Busy” is a dark hole of vagueness that will never help you get a handle on anything. Be specific so you can identify what it is in your life that is and isn’t working.
Kick “busy” to the curb.
One of my clients was a high-level executive who was too busy to do anything she really wanted. I asked her to define busy. She went on to describe her day of running errands, going to meetings, picking up her kids, going to the store, making dinner, doing laundry, and answering clients’ calls. She had lumped these activities into a seemingly unchangeable busy.
Busy was living her life, but it was at the expense of what she really wanted.
I suggested she change her plan by writing down everything important to her, putting these priorities at the top of the list and then shifting activities from the busy pile to the bottom. At first, she thought it would be impossible to add even one more thing to her day. By evaluating how she was spending her time, she saw ways she could delegate and eliminate some of her busy.
It really worked. She had the mantra, “Me first, busy second.”
The ultimate result was that she was able to fulfill her own needs and actually handle the rest with much more peace because she saw it as a choice, not a forced reality of life.
Don’t confuse being busy with living your life.
One of the best secrets to eliminating busy from your life is to learn how to say no. Many times we say yes when we really want to say no. We go to parties and functions we don’t want to attend, we buy things that we do not need and we eat food we don’t want to eat.
When should you say no? Whenever it’s the truth.
Living a life that is based on truth is freeing and wonderful.
You eat when you are truly hungry, you spend time with people you truly like and you live a life you truly want. When you begin to tell the truth about your real desires and real emotions, you can begin to live your truth.
The truth really does set you free and allows you to get the right perspective on how you spend your time. “Busy” will stop becoming an automatic excuse.
And you will instead experience the joy of creating the life you want to live.
Do you want some help kicking “busy” to the curb in your life? Book a complimentary Breakthrough Session and we can recreate your priority, so you are spending more time choosing to do exactly what you want and less time using your”busyness” as an excuse.