Whenever somebody asks me how I am these days, my default answer always seems to be “busy”. “We’re all good, just busy”. “Busy but happy”. But truth be told, being so busy all of the time doesn’t fill me with joy. And I don’t wear it as a badge of honor.
Don’t get me wrong – I DO enjoy being productive. I always have goals (big and small) that I’m working towards. And I’m by no means a lazy person – quite the opposite in fact. But I also feel that I spend lot of time rushing about without actually achieving very much.
Some of it certainly goes with the territory. Having two young children and trying to balance the demands of work and home life means that it’s almost impossible not to be busy. I mean, that mountain of laundry isn’t going to wash itself, right?!
But lately, I’ve also be wondering if there are ways in which I’m contributing to my own busy-ness. Am I putting more on my plate than I need to? Are there things I could do differently that would free up more time or help me use my time more efficiently?