Jan 18 – Are you too busy? Do you find yourself answering “busy” when someone asks how things are going? Do you feel too busy to manage all that is on your plate? Are you too busy to respond in a timely manner? Are you too busy to take time for yourself or others? Are you too busy with that never-ending checklist? Are you too busy with too many obligations? Are you too busy to think sometimes?
There is an unintended subliminal message you are sending when you state you are busy to others or you actually feel too busy. It’s telling others you don’t have time for them, and it’s telling your inner spirit that you aren’t making time for what matters most. If this is not your intention, then consider reframing how you think and how you respond and are viewing all that is being demanded upon you.
Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to shifting from busyness to bountifully blessed. You may be smirking a bit at the “bountifully blessed” and that is okay. It is also why you need to awaken to how you are limiting yourself versus leveraging your situation. First consider the opposite of busy. What would that look like for you? How would you feel? Then make a list of anything you could let go of, say no to doing, or hand off for someone else to bring new energy and passion into it. Instead of answering “busy” which is just reminding you and stressing you more, why not simply answer, “I have been truly blessed.” Sit with this for a while. Note what is a blessing about what is causing you to be so busy. If you cannot see a blessing, is it time to consider its value and merit in taking your precious time? If you do see a blessing, maybe part of the blessing is that you have more than enough to do. Then share what you need assistance with or find someone who could handle some things you don’t enjoy doing so you can focus on what you do enjoy doing. Being busy limits you. Feeling blessed rewards you.
Wide Awake Quote of the Week
“Seeming to do is not doing." – Thomas Edison
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,
P.S. Stressed about money along with being busy? Perhaps my guest blog on Mike Dooley’s tut.com entitled, 5 Ways to be More Fiscally Grateful, will help.