How To Unbusy Your Life
When you ask someone ‘How are you doing?’ It can be difficult not to hear the word ‘busy’ at some point in the conversation. All around us we meet people who let us know how busy they are without any real thought about what they are saying. Busy is a word used to make people feel aspirational, valued, in need and that you have lots of things that you have to do.
However, in real terms it could mean that you are overloaded, over committed, thoroughly distracted, hyper-connected and have a fear of missing out or letting go. Therefore it could be that we are stressed, rushed or exhausted or overwhelmed.
Our ability to be fully present in the moment is our most rewarding capability, allowing us to find real joy, to cherish moments and experience connectedness. Tony Crabbe, Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much
In his book called Busy How to Thrive in World of Too Much (2015) Tony Crabbe, a business psychologist suggests that saying we are busy as it is the easy option – It is a word used for avoidance or even procrastination. He goes on to say that the opposite of busy is not relaxation – which we just sit around watching TV and updating our social media all day.
It is that we create time to be fully present, have sustained focus, and find flow in our lives and find time for things that will make the most difference in our lives. Therefore it can help you to gain more control of your own life and therefore give you time to experience more satisfaction in your life and in turn can help you not to feel so busy in life.
Here are some tips that you can schedule into your life on different days of the week that can help gain mastery of your own life.
Focus – Spend an hour in complete focus on just one thing that really matters to you in life, switch off all distractions around you and give this thing your fullest focus and attention.
Big thinking – Get a blank piece of paper and spend time coming up with your own ideas and insights about life rather than being influenced by others.
Creativity –Spend time making, doing or creating something that is your very own work. It could be writing, drawing, painting, creating music, or cooking. Find time to explore things that give you flow.
Relationships – Give your time and attention to your friends and family around you. Spend time building these relationships that matter to you the most.
Personal growth – What are you doing to achieve your personal goals for yourself. What areas do you need work on? How can you achieve these goals? What are your next steps?
Contribution to society – What are you doing to help others in the world to thrive and succeed. What are you doing in your community to help other people? What can you share with other people?
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