This article made me reframe the use of the word “busy.” I try not to describe myself as “busy” and when people say, “You’re busy, Heather,” I try to stress that I’ve learned to say “yes” to things that give me energy and “no” to what doesn’t make me happy.
But you know what? I still over-extend myself and have an endless to-do list. I recently said to a friend, “Yeah, I have a tendency to expect too much of myself.” She turned hear head to me, blue eyes wide, and said, “Ya think?”
Anyone else in the same situation?
I recently came across No Time To Think by Kate Murphy and found the missing link – allowing myself to do nothing. “Idle mental processing” allows you to be more empathetic, more creative, and a better problem-solver. Sign me up.