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Have you inadvertently fallen into the trap of becoming addicted to that constant state of being busy?
We've grown accustomed to this continual rush, over-committed on the move.
And I get it, there is always so much to do. Work, home, family, life. We live in an "on demand" society, where everything is urgent, and everyone expects everything to be done yesterday.
Now, I'm not saying being busy is inherently bad. We definitely have learned how to multi-task and get sh*t done!
But let's be real - when we are sucked into this whirlwind of non-stop activity, we often disregard own own well-being and miss out on the subtle signals our own bodies are trying to send us.
Research shows that a third of Australian’s are under “chronic time stress”.
Higher levels of time stress are correlated with worse mental health, lower self-rated health, less exercise and lower life satisfaction. (sourced: https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/a-third-of-australians-under-chronic-time-stress)
And have you ever noticed that after a crazy stretch of hectic months, the moment you finally give yourself a break, take a vacation or even just a single day off - you end up falling sick?
So, my message is this: Busy isn't always better.
Could "busy" taking you away from something you don't want to deal with? What is your constant "need to be busy" behaviour telling you?
Take a moment to reflect today:
And let's stop wearing "busy" like a badge of honour and telling each other how busy we are. I would much rather hear about how quiet, content and happy you've been!
The truth is, when your life is jam packed – you’ll be less likely to have time to be present from the multi-tasking and external noise. And being present is the place where feel MORE happiness, joy and contentment. What’s more important?
If you need support to help you release stress and calm your mind check out my free guided meditation here for relaxation.
About the Author: Janel Briggs is a NLP and Timeline Therapy Practitioner on a mission to support women across Australia and Singapore in healing their professional anxieties, insecurities and imposter syndrome to build unwavering confidence and self-belief. The goal is to level up your life and career by learning how to to live fearless and anxiety free! Connect with Janel on social media via Linkedin or Instagram.