Are you busy? Do you ever use ‘busy’ as an excuse? Busy is close to multitasking and well away from focus. Busy can be a barrier to reflecting and asking yourself the hard questions like ‘Do I enjoy my work’ or ‘Who am I underneath the facade of ego and being how other people expect me to be’.
Give up busy. Just do whatever you are doing as well as you can with your full attention. Even everyday activities like walking, brushing your teeth or watching what is happening around you. Make your default position ‘being aware or paying attention’ instead of thinking non stop. The quality of your thinking will improve if you do it on purpose instead of circular rumination, don’t you think?
Try spending more time in the present. If dogs could talk and you asked them, ‘what is the time?’, they would say “NOW”. Now really is the time all the time. You can’t do anything tomorrow.
So mind your busyness and stop using busy as an excuse for avoiding the present or really reflecting on the important questions like ‘ what is my purpose and what are my values?’