In my head I have been writing this post for a long time now. I have just been too busy to write it (insert laugh track).
This past week I have literally been non stop since Sunday- an event/meeting on Sunday, a long drive to a workshop on Monday… work, time with friends, hubby, kiddo…ya get the picture- busy busy.
Other weeks though, especially this past summer, not so busy, but yet busy. Why do we always feel busy? Could it be that we want to feel that way or we are conditioned to want to feel that way?
If you ask someone the simple question how are you? A normal response is good or busy to which we nod our heads and agree with concern or say a me too. Simple, done and accepted- that is how it is suppose to be..isn’t it?
A few weeks ago I decided to do a bit of an experiment with my work colleagues when asked how ya doing? I said a simple ok.. Often a person’s next question would be I bet your busy or are you busy right now? To which I decided to respond, no not really I am ok … I did this a few times, experimenting how people would react and how I felt saying I wasn’t busy. At first it was fun and felt refreshing, I mean I am busy- but I definitely take breaks in my day (as everyone does in one way or another). I then started to feel a bit worried and nervous that I was somehow going to get in trouble, I mean what employer wants their employees going around saying they are not busy, I worried that people would start to talk and whisper that my program was failing and not being productive. Isn’t that something. Shouldn’t I be respected for handling my work load and clients and using my time efficiently.. yes maybe so, but it somehow doesn’t feel this way when you are saying that you are not busy to co-workers.
We all claim we want to be less busy, but it seems that saying we are busy has become the accepted response in life. I’ll admit I am not always busy, but I am good at making myself that way- this here blog being an example of me adding to my to do list. Don’t get me wrong I love all the things that are going on in my life right now….and as anyone who knows me knows I do love a to do list. I also love free time and value it, but admitting it seems to be an issue. Something to think about a bit further, thinking about it will keep me busy (insert laugh track again).
|A not so busy snow day that we made busy with chores and shoveling|
Anyone out there brave enough to admit you are not busy? Or are we all just searching for ways to keep ourselves busy?