Don’t Worship Busy
Earlier this week I was working with a client who told me she was too busy to get after any of her dreams for the rest of the year.
She told me that the holidays were really hectic in her family, work was heating up, and she just wasn’t sure if now was the time to work on herself.
I asked her to answer this question:
Are you okay with choosing to put your family and work before yourself for the rest of the year?
She sat for a minute and then answered, “Well…no, but I just don’t see how I can fit anything else in to my schedule.”
I asked her to log how she was spending every 15 minutes for the next 3 days.
When she got back to me, she was in shock to find that 20% of her time was being spent on non-soul-filling activities.
The time spent on Instagram each day added up to an hour.
The time spent watching TV added up to an hour and a half.
The time spent surfing the web added up to forty-five minutes.
That’s 3 hours and 15 minutes of each of her days she could be spending towards becoming the version of herself she wants to be.
It’s important to look at “busy” regularly, question it, and decide if it’s in line with how you want to be living.
Every single thing you do in your life is a choice, even if it doesn’t feel like it.
You choose to put holiday shopping above taking a workout class.
You choose to browse Instagram instead of reading the book your bought.
You choose to binge-watch Netflix instead of work on the podcast you’ve been wanting to launch.
Saying you’re too busy will keep you from becoming the person you want to be.
What are you currently spending your time on that doesn’t help you become the best version of yourself?