Updated: Sep 15, 2020
Having recently come out of a corporate role into self-employment, I am reevaluating how I spend my time. I was always so busy, because not only did I have a very busy job, I have a large garden, love to craft, have family that means the world to me, and love creating delishness in the kitchen. There was never enough time for all the things I wanted to do and I found I was wishing my life away ... when I retire, I will ...
I recently read an article about busyness incorrectly being equated to productiveness and effectiveness. This resonated with me. So often there are diminishing returns on busyness.
So in reevaluating the way my spend my time, I am being more mindful. During the COVID-19 lock-down, I continued to work and was busy. However, I downed tools around midday everyday and went for a brisk walk. I live in a beautiful part of the world and had not really been appreciating it as I should have until I started these daily walks. Don't get me wrong, I have always appreciated that I live in paradise but had not taken the time to mindfully absorb it.
Working in an office, I was never sure what the weather was like and tended to skip breaks and work through for hours. I would race home to the usual daily chores and then collapse in front of the television, only to start it all again the next day. I am now focusing on my passions and ensuring my busyness is related to these.
My professional passions are detailed in our Services. If your busyness is bogging you down and preventing you from doing what you want to because you're spending too much time doing what you need to, maybe my busyness can relieve your busyness.