For the past few weeks, I've been telling everyone that I am super busy. Technically, I am. I started a yoga teacher training course in March and have had yoga on my mind all the time. I go to work, then yoga, then out to drinks, then work, then yoga, then yoga, then work, and so on. So when I was wandering on Pinterest a quote that said "Stop The Glorification of Busy" it froze me in my image scanning tracks.
Wait? Is Being Busy a Bad Thing?
Then it dawned on me, I've been using busy as an excuse. And I've found some sort of sick pride in in being as busy as I currently am. I still actually have time to do things I want to for fun. I found this on Pinterest. If I were so swamped I didn't truly have a moment would I have time for Pinterest?
Yes, sometimes you are too busy to make plans with someone or vacuum for that matter. Or is it that you just don't want to? Being honest with yourself when you don't want to do something is powerful. Being busy and tired are excuses we can use to validate our disinterest.
But the point is that we use the glorification of busy to cram our life full and forget to truly be present in the now. If we're always thinking about what comes next how can we truly enjoy the subtle moments in our life?
It's not that I don't have a lot to do right now or that I want to do less. It's that I want to what I need to, what I want to, and not do things just for the sake of doing them.
So instead of focusing on everything that is occupying my time, I am going to try to find the moments in between where I have room to breathe. Instead of glorifying how busy I am. I hope you can take this little gem of wisdom and find a place in your life to stop the glorification of busy and find the magic of now.