I had a post almost ready to go last week, but for some reason I just wasn’t feeling it. It seemed good, but at the same time it felt a little “meh”. Last week was a very busy week. Between working on projects, working at the store, getting ready for a sidewalk sale we had last weekend, and taking care of life, it was one of those weeks that made me feel a little tired. So, it may have been the head space I was in. Just want to keep it real here. So, this is a good lead into what that post was about. What I started with was talking about being busy. This is an important subject to me because I am trying to be more aware of what I spend my time on.
“Time is precious, waste it wisely” Unknown
As I’m getting older time is becoming more important to me. I find myself contemplating projects and wondering is this worth my time? We are all so busy, but sometimes it feels overwhelming to choose what is worth our time, what is going to add value? A mentor of mine opened my eyes to this… You can be busy all day long, but is what you are doing making a difference? Those words resonated with me and honest to goodness, I think about it every day. It is something that I work on constantly. It is so easy to get caught up in being “busy”. What are we busy doing? I don’t want to be “busy” I want my time to be full of the things that I know are making a difference in my life or someone else’s.
We all need to work unless you are a lottery winner. We need to be able to eat and pay our bills. But when you are working are you really taking the time to do your best? Or are you just keeping yourself busy to get through the day? When you are outside of work are you doing things that make a difference for you or your loved ones? (Rest is included as something important that makes a difference in your life)
“Instead of “I don’t have time” try saying “It’s not a priority” and see how that feels.” Unknown
I am trying to be more aware of using the word priority rather then busy. When I’m contemplating a request from someone, an invitation, or purchasing a project I think to my self is this something that is a priority for me, is it worth the time I will spend on it, do I truly have the time available to work on it? Will I do it immediately, or will I put it aside until I can get to it? If it is a purchase, will I really use it, do I have somewhere for it, will I truly enjoy it in the long run, or is this just a moment in time of being in love with this item? It’s ok if it is not a priority, sometimes that’s a hard thing to balance, you may feel selfish but if it’s not a priority be honest with yourself. This is something I am working on, thank goodness I have a husband that gives me a little nudge when he knows I need a reminder that I already have several projects that I am working on, or already have projects I have in the queue to work on. So maybe find someone in your life that can help hold you accountable.
I feel like I have a lot more I want to talk about with this subject, but I want to keep these posts short, in the interest of time (that’s funny). I would love to hear your ideas, and this may become a series of sorts since it is something I am personally working on.