Happy Monday everybody. We have just come out of some very crazy times with the Holidays. Many of us spent many days or hours on the road. Many may have wished to go back to work, or just to get some place quiet.
1a : engaged in action : occupiedb : being in use <found the telephone busy>
2: full of activity : bustling <a busy seaport>
3: foolishly or intrusively active : meddling
4: full of distracting detail <a busy design>
So many times, when someone asks how things are going, the go to answer is either good or I’ve been busy. Being busy becomes our excuse for not doing somethings. Being busy becomes our normal, we rationalize our busyness, and let it over take us. We get to the point in our days and our lives that everything is scheduled. We plan out our meals, our days, our weeks, we work around practices here, concerts there, events, meetings, etc. But at what point have we become too busy for ourselves and our loved ones. Out of the 24 hours in a day, if you are asleep for 8, at work for 9, and traveling for 1, you have 6 hours left in the day for eating, showering, chores, events, classes, and family.
You have to make sure that the your busy life, is proper activity. Are you just busy to be busy? Take a deep breath and make sure that your priorities are in line.
If you are finding yourself not knowing what day or time it is, finding your self not knowing the last time you took 30 minutes to talk to your spouse. Don’t get to the point that you are so busy that you become strangers. Make sure to take time EVERY day to catch up with each other. There are some days that some things just don’t get done, and they will be there tomorrow.
Don’t let yourself get too busy with all of the noise in life that you miss out on who is right in front of you. Go to bed 30 minutes early, but stay off the internet, keep the TV off, and put the book away, and be there with each other. Be present, take the last 30 minutes or more of your day to slow down. At the end of the one thing that you can’t get back is time with family, time with your spouse, time with those you love.