Are you too busy to just be?

I’ve noticed a trend over the last few years that really concerns me

Too often when I greet someone and ask them how their day has been, the most common response….busy!

What does that say about us?

Have we lost the ability to enjoy the everyday?

But most concerning…When does the busy-ness stop?

Are you too busy ticking off all of the things on your to-do list that you’ve forgotten to give yourself time to enjoy your day or god forbid have time to be playful or just relax?

I understand that we are busier than ever…thanks largely to technology it’s easier than ever to get things done faster and have people be able to contact you easier and at any time. But I’m not convinced this is the answer to a life of good health and happiness….

I’ve been caught in the busy-ness trap before!

You know what it’s like…your to-do list is massive and you don’t have time to stop. Before you know it you have pain in your neck, your shoulders are tense and you’re feeling overwhelmed.

You really need to stop and ask yourself…how long can I possibly keep this up?

The problem with continuing to live this way is that you are going to continue to struggle to switch off at the end of the day, to be present when you’re with your family and be able to fit in time for yourself.

You have the power to bring more balance to your daily life.

The best way is don’t try and do it all…take time out to relax, switch off and…have fun!

·      Plan your day….it’s too simple right?!

·      Prioritise the important and urgent things. Pick three important things to do today…the rest can wait.

·      Delegate to others. Let go of the need to control and do everything yourself.

This is not a new concept, right?

Many people are giving themselves permission to take time for themselves. Take a client of mine, he is a very busy and successful business owner, he likes to stay fit and has a wife and young son.

But, he was struggling to find time to balance the areas of his life.

His busy schedule was affecting his ability to switch off when he got home. He felt like he had no energy left to give his family. During the coaching, he implemented simple strategies resulting in better quality time spent with his family and living his life more aligned with his values.

So, if you would like to learn how to create more balance in your life contact me for your complimentary clarity session. 

“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” – Alan Cohen

Remember, YOU have the power to steer your own course in life.