I remember being asked this question by a colleague. I replied ‘No’ and his comment was ‘That’s a pity!’
Busy can be a place to hide when you don’t want to pause for reflection. Pause to clarify your direction, your values, your purpose. Busy can become a habit of filling up the spaces in your day or your diary. Multitasking can look like busy. Busy can become a way of distracting yourself instead of improving your focus or awareness. Busy seldom asks the question ‘Why?’ Busy people don’t smell the roses. They don’t even see the roses. Busy hasn’t got the time for reading, relaxing, walking and staying in touch with family, friends and neighbours. Beware! Busy can become a habit and an excuse.
Relaxing during spare time is good for our health and recharges our battery which is so important at this time. Just doing nothing is OK.
Next time you are asked if you are busy, say ” I don’t do busy anymore”. Be careful they don’t try to dump their work on you just because they are too stressed or too busy.
Isn’t it strange that business and busyness are so similar?
If you are concerned about what you will do if you are not busy, ask yourself ‘ What am I concerned about?’. ‘What am I avoiding?What don’t I want to discover about myself?’ Why don’t I want to reflect?’