How many times a day do you tell people how busy you are? Busy, busy, busy. We’re all so insanely busy these days.
I live in the beautiful, laid-back, subtropical town of Maleny, tucked into Queensland’s stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland. People choose to live here to be outside the rat race. And still, everyone around me is soooooooo busy.
I’m guilty of it too, though I do try to make time to exercise and meditate every day, which helps keep me grounded.
But I have to admit, running an organic skincare company that distributes skincare products around the world keeps me really, really busy. Like everyone, life can get on top of me at times.
I love what I do, but I can find myself falling into the ‘busy’ mentality a bit. I think it’s human nature.
One thing I’ve noticed when people talk about how busy they are, is the feeling they are victims of their schedules. Their schedules are running them, not the other way around.
They don’t behave as if they themselves have chosen to be doing what they’re doing every day.
It’s liberating when you take a step back and realise that whatever stress you’re feeling right now, is something you’ve chosen for yourself, and you can choose differently.
A more helpful way to talk about being busy is to say, ‘my life is wonderfully full at the moment’.
Full as opposed to busy. It sounds more positive, more empowering, richer, more satisfying and less stressful, don’t you think?
How would you reframe this overused word with its hectic connotations to bring more peace into your life?