It seems I’m having to really work for this vacation as this week is off the charts busy. Recently, I’ve tried to drop the whole, “oh my god I’m so busy” thing. I say yes to (most of) the things that make me (off the charts) busy. Honestly though who isn’t “busy?” The things that make us busy look different for everyone but we are all busy in our own way.
So I’m trying to change my approach to busy. Instead of auto-robot responding to “how’s work going” or “how’s life” with “ugh, same, so crazy busy,” I’m looking for more meaningful responses. It’s kinda along the same vein of someone asking, “how are you?” and you responding with, “good.” How much does it change the exchange of pleasantries when you break the mold and say something like, “you know, I’m having a really awesome day” or being honest and saying, “to be truthful, I’m having a down day but I’m hoping that seeing my kids/taking a yoga class/my run later will cheer me up.”
This afternoon I reached a breaking point of sorts. So instead of freaking out, I allowed myself five minutes to close my eyes and breathe. I set the timer on my phone, sat on my couch, closed my eyes and got my shit together. It was extremely effective and I recommend a five-minute mental breath break to anyone. You deserve it.
How do you deal with “too busy.” What little things center or ground you when you feel a little out of control?
Winners of the Valentine’s giveaway (randomly selected)…
Natalie wins the e-cookbook for Paleo Recipes for Every Day.
And Katie wins the audio copy of Firestarter Sessions!
Congrats ladies! I’ll e-mail y’all about fulfillment of your prizes.