The Busy Syndrome



So here’s the thing…I find it really interesting how busy everyone is in the world these days. I find a lot of the time when you ask someone how they are, their response is typically “ah, busy” with this sigh that either seems like they’re overwhelmed or just over life.

What’s even worse, is a text message where you can’t hear any tone at all, and it makes you feel like you don’t even want to respond because you feel they’re too busy to talk to you.

I’ll admit, I’m guilty of this too! But are we really as busy as we think we are? Maybe we have it all wrong! I challenge you after watching this weeks video to ask yourself if you really want to keep this word in your vocabulary.

Are you as busy as you think?

What feeling does the word “busy” give you?

Different words produce different emotions in us. It’s important to ask yourself how certain words make you feel. How does the word ‘busy’ make you feel? Does it make you feel stressed? Productive? Drained? Take a minute and write down all the different ones that come to mind.

Define the word “busy”

Words mean different things to different people and a lot of the time it has to do with the experiences people have or how they interpret a situation. Once you have a better idea of how a word makes you feel, it will be easier to define it. How do you define the word ‘busy’? Does it mean you don’t have time for things you enjoy? Does it mean you’re always working? Maybe being busy makes you feel you’re making a difference in some way.  Once you have a good grasp on this it will allow you to look at your schedule differently and see if you’re living a ‘good busy’ or a ‘bad busy’. From there, you have a better idea if you need to create more balance in your life.

Choose a different word

I feel as though the word ‘busy’ is very overused. It’s an easy go to word when someone asks how you are. I encourage you to try and pick a different word that paints a bigger picture for people. Words are really powerful and a lot of the time we don’t think about the words we choose and the meaning behind them. Maybe you have a lot going on, but maybe it’s all things you’re excited about! So instead of using the word ‘busy’, say ‘life is really exciting right now.’ You will find this leads to more powerful conversations and deeper connections with people.

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