Today, I have more questions that anything….
I recently bumped into a friend, while dropping my youngest son off at school. We exchanged niceties and made a bit of small talk. We were both in a rush of course. When we each asked the other how she was doing, the responses were similar and along the lines of being tired, overwhelmed, exhausted, and buy.. That seems to always be the response and vibe I get from every single person I know these days. . Pretty much everyone I know is exhausted, wiped out, overwhelmed, and still hasn’t gotten their shit together despite the fact that his or her every moment is filled doing something or he or she is exhausted.
I don’t remember my parents every being this crazed, and yet our house was always order. Laundry was always done. Bills were paid. The grocery shopping done. Yet, life seemed slower paced. I can recall watching family moves together on Sunday nights. How did they do it? What was different back then, other than our access to the technology we have now? Could that alone be the reason for the shortage of time or the perceived shortage of time?
Every now and then, I seem to find a groove, a way of getting things done without running myself absolutely ragged, but then I lose the balance and find myself with too many balls in the air, once again. But I can honestly say, it’s no way to live. It’s too much, and I do believe it stands in the way of joy. I think being busy is enough to drive us all crazy.
My current thinking and focus is on discovering the art of being un-busy. What, if anything, have you found works for you?