Take Time to Reflect
Are you really busy, or does it just feel that way? Most of us judge how busy we are by how much we have to do. I know I feel busy when there’s too many things for me to do. When there isn’t as much for me to get done, I don’t feel busy at all. So how is it that I can feel busy when there isn’t much for me to do, and relaxed when there’s a lot going on? I think it’s because the concepts of being “busy” or “not busy” aren’t actually defined by how many things there are to do. I think that being busy is a state of mind-not a fact. No matter how much or how little we’re doing, we’re always just doing what we’re doing at that moment in our lives. Take a step back to reflect.
What if you don’t have enough time? The problem with time is that after a certain number of hours you will eventually become exhausted, both physically and mentally. After that, you make more mistakes and you’re less efficient. Much as we try, we can’t fool our bodies. So, what’s the solution? It’s not to manage your time better. It’s to manage your energy! Insisting on doing everything yourself burdens you and prevents others from feeling valuable and needed. Allow yourself to free up time at home for things you love and enjoy doing.
But, you want so much. Will it ever be enough? When we are busy focusing on what we don’t have, we don’t pay attention to what we do have. Wanting is different from having because the concept of ‘wanting’ is in the future. It is based on an idea of what might make you happy in five minutes, tomorrow or next week. When you don’t allow yourself to have what’s in front of you, you’ll always be left wanting more.