Is it ok to be too busy?
The answer to this depends on the consequences of your busy life style. What I found during COVID is that I became too busy, this is because I changed my model of working to fit around the restrictions.
My husband told me just yesterday, “You’ve been really busy lately, I’ve hardly seen you.” That made me stop and think about whether I was okay about that, and whether I was happy missing out on everyday things that make life worth living.
I took some time to think, am I living my life how I want to live it? Am I taking time to reflect and grow? Am I too busy to stop and smell the roses?
Listen to this week’s video and reflect upon whether you are too busy and missing out on some things.
What I found during the pandemic is that I really missed out on the time I spent travelling to different networking events. I missed driving to my destinations, where I could forget about work and focus on the road. I found that because I was home all the time my day wasn’t being broken up and time was passing super quickly, the day passed in the blink of an eye and this was because I was too busy with work.
What I want to ask you is, what are the non-negotiables in your life that you can measure against to see if you are “too busy”.
Everyone has different priorities in their life, so have a think, what are your non-negotiables and what do you feel you are missing?
It could be anything from reading a book, going for a walk, whatever it is you feel you have been too busy to do. Make a list of everything you regard as your non-negotiables. Then, create a time audit of everything you do in a typical day of your life, and then work out do you have time for these non-negotiables? So if you can’t fit your non-negotiables in then make some changes.
If you are struggling to make the changes and would like some help with this? let me know. You can fill in the contact form here, or book an appointment here. My phone number is 07973 635102 if you want to access that free half hour with me
See you next week
Dr Bridget – clearing your thinking