While walking through the park the other day, I came across this group of busy bees feverishly pollinating the flowers around them. It made me think of all the “busy work” we do each day, and how it can start to make us feel unfulfilled. Do you ever feel this way? If so, do you wonder how can you stop feeling too busy? Thinking through the following three areas has helped me focus on spending more time on the important things in life. Will it help you?
1 – Separate What You Find Important from What Others Find Important.
It may feel awkward and it may be hard to say no at first, but if you can determine what is truly important to you, it gets easier to focus your time.
For example, I had the Booster club lady “volunteer” me to work concessions at a Basketball game, as it is “important” to fund the team. While my son finds basketball important and he is committed, I truthfully do not find working concessions important at all ( but I’m glad others do ?). I declined the offer … So she just requested I donate a case of ketchup instead! DONE!
Staying true to what I felt was important saved me an entire Saturday afternoon, and I helped the team. You also can free up time by being mindful about who and what you commit to.