During my last yoga class, my instructor focused on postures that would help us to be more grounded. It was if she had read my mind and knew exactly what I needed.
I have been way too busy, almost reveling in my busyness. If I’m busy, then I must be happy. I must be really productive. I mean, look at how much I have accomplished, right?
But the dirty truth of the matter is that I have been feverishly darting around, mind constantly preoccupied, exhibiting many of the characteristics of someone with ADHD—even though I’m not. I’m “on” as soon as my eyes open, and then it’s off to the races, again!
And the sad thing is that I’ve been less than fully present with those important to me in my life. I just “know” they’ll understand, right? I mean, this is temporary. Surely they can wait until I get around to them…
So my most recent yoga class was a gentle reminder to be in the moment and to become aware of what is happening in my life right now, and now, and now. Oh, and the not-so-subtle reminder from my spouse that I was all consumed by busyness, <sigh> again.
OK, I get it. Time to ensure that I regain balance in my life and that I willingly make room for those I love and care about.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ~ Socrates
Your Call to Action:
What causes you to let busyness become all-consuming? How do you feel when you are in this mode? What do you notice is missing in your life at these times? How might you short circuit the cycle?