Busy Is The New Black. 🖤
I was at a fitness conference a couple of weeks ago and had the pleasure of listening to @nathaliepthinkyourself speak about personal development, goal setting, and reaching your full potential.
We had to laugh at her mention of the way we all seem to greet each other these days:
“Oh hi! How are you?”
“Busy. Soooo busy. You?”
“Omg, me too! I am just sooo busy!”
Tell me this isn’t the truth!? 🤣
We’ve somehow moved beyond the classic, “I’m fine, thank you!”, and entered this new era of responding about how busy we are, all day, everyday, all the time. It’s quite funny when you think about it! Or sad, maybe? Or perhaps it’s just...reality.
Ever since seeing such truth behind this now commonly accepted response, I’ve become more aware of myself and how I look at the whole concept of being ”busy.” I’d be lying if I said I haven’t felt overwhelmed this year. 😳 Hands down, this is the busiest year of my motherhood journey so far. I have felt like I am constantly ‘buzzing’. Racing here and there. Going entire days without sitting down or eating a meal. And I will shamelessly admit that I have found myself in moments of self-pity and mental exhaustion.
Could I sit down and cut things out of my schedule/life to ease any of this? Yes. Yes, I could and I have. There’s honestly nothing left to cut without compromising my/our family’s personal fulfillment, so this is what we’re left with. There is absolutely no sense in getting bogged down by wishing things were easier or less stressful. Of course, there is something to be said for the art of slow living, and I’ll happily take those days when they come. But when you have goals and dreams and destinations, you just have to stay present and find a similar calmness amongst the chaos.
So, I’m rolling with it, you guys! It truly is mind over matter, and a whole lot of self talk.
Busy is the new black. Accept it. Deal with it. Embrace it. Own it. Because when we fixate on the difficulties of our everyday, hectic lives, we will only remain stagnant.