In this day and age, people are praising others for being busy and having “a lot on their plate”. They are applauding those who want to do more and be more. There is nothing wrong with wanting to better yourself and work on your goals. It’s when you constantly think about the “next thing” and are not being present in your life. As we have mentioned before there are many aspects of our life. Our life just doesn’t revolve around our work it revolves around our mental, physical, spirituality, vocational, family, social, and finance. Every aspect is interconnected to so if you lack in one area it’s most likely you are lacking in one or more in another area.
A big part of this push always busy comes from people minimizing themselves and putting others and societal expectations on a pedestal. If you want to become a master and successful at anything it is going to require you putting in the work but the “work” may be demonstrated differently based on what you want to pursue. Everyone’s journey is unique and comparing your workload to someone else’s won’t make you better but hinder your progress.
There is a difference between being busy and being productive. Being busy is being occupied. Being productive is achieving a certain amount or result. Just because you are occupied doesn’t mean you get stuff done if anything you are more susceptible to being burnt out. When you are productive you aim is to finish or make progress on a priority. You aren’t worried about spending hours on something but focus on making the most of the time you allocate.
In the long term focusing your energy on the “next” thing and not taking the time to take care of other aspects of your life won’t be sustainable. It is a challenge at times and you won’t always be in “productive” mode. Making an effort to organize and allocate time for priorities based on all areas of your life is the most efficient way to get things done.
Lots of love,
Jasmine and Phrieda