People’s unconscious need to say they are busy is worth re-visiting. Why do so many people say this?
If we don’t say we’re ‘so busy’, do we think we are unworthy? Are we worried that people will think we’re lazy? Does the word ‘busy’ really mean ‘tired and worn out’, or maybe it really means ‘my life is full of things I don’t really enjoy?’
Two years ago, I set my intention to enjoy life much more. Sometimes I’m busy and sometimes I’m not. To me, it’s no longer about filling my schedule and feeling somehow inadequate if I have a whole day with nothing scheduled. Just being, and experiencing life moment by moment, is what has brought more meaning to my life. I have intentionally set boundaries to ensure I have balance in my life.
Last week, someone asked me what I do in my spare time. Upon reflection, I noticed I felt some self-inflicted pressure to list a lot of things that I do, to show that I’m accomplishing a lot in life. I later realized that my true answer should have been that I spend my time learning and experiencing life.
If you are someone who often says ‘I’m so busy’ with exasperation, I invite you to explore what is behind that.