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What is Busy in Today’s World?

Posted on the 16 May 2012 by Mochocki @mochocki

My favorite line is “I am so busy…”


Because we all define “busy” so differently.

What is Busy in Today’s World?

Photo from Daniel Morris, Creative Commons

 As you may have noticed, I have been absent from my blog. Instead of giving the excuse of “I was busy,” I’ll just be honest and say it wasn’t a priority.

I was offered a full-time job in early March and started at the end of the month. This was a big change for me, as my previous job, which ended in December, had me working out of my home office. I now had to join the “normal” workforce and be at the office from 8:00 – 4:30 Monday through Friday.

At the same time, my husband started a new job in February. This was also a transition as it was a new industry and the hours are much different – he usually worked on nights/weekends and now would work daytime hours.

So, I have spent the past few months reworking my calendar, re-evaluating priorities, and making plans.

Did I miss blogging? Yes.

Was taking a break worth it? Yes.

was busy.

I was busy loving my husband. I was busy going to church. I was busy practicing and playing with our worship team. I was busy engaging in a professional development course. I was busy cooking supper. I was busy watching movies. I was busy seeing my friends.

I was busy living.

Each day we chose what we do. We make our priorities. We chose to go to (or not go to) work. We chose the meals we eat and the time spent on social media and watching television.

Ok, yes, there are those things that we have to do – like laundry. For me, it’s one of those things I put off doing. I don’t dislike doing it, but it just takes time and energy that I don’t prefer to spend on this task. However, if I could justify it, I could hire it done. I could have someone else take care of it. And poof, that time I was busy would now be free. But, alas, I can’t justify having it done for me, so I will do it with a smile on my face.

But there are many things that we don’t have to do, yet we still do them. We do them out of habit. We do them to feel accomplished. We do them to keep busy.

Then there are those things that we want to do. Those things that make us feel fulfilled. The ones that show our priorities.

When I came into the office on Monday, a co-worker of mine told me that she had a busy weekend. When I asked what she did, she could only tell me one thing that happened. Why? Because spending time with her family was busy for her. She didn’t have free time because hanging out with her family was an event.

We just have to remember, we control our schedule. Find a way to make your calendar fit for your lifestyle. Some jobs can be quite flexible if you need them to be. It never hurts to ask!

How do you define busy and what do you do to keep your calendar under control? Leave a comment below!

*Photo from Daniel Morris, Creative Commons

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