WELCOME to a Preview of the 4 Week Beat Busyness Challenge! I am so happy you are here. If you are wondering if this challenge is for you, just think about your days and weeks. Do you feel as if you have been on your own hamster wheel, like so many others? I am looking forward to seeing how far we can go in the next four weeks to recapture our time, our energy and mainly ourselves!
I want you to go all in here. I want you to look at each new week as a new opportunity to take back your time and re-establish what is valuable to you. In order to really go all in and make these changes you have to be honest with yourself and do TWO things right off the bat. If you keep these TWO THINGS in mind during this month as you complete each weekly action you will find yourself embracing each week and this new unbusy lifestyle.
What are these two things?
1. Realize that busy is a choice. Being busy is a decision we all make. Filling up our calendars and daytimes with endless lists is a decision. I used to take such pride in all the “to do”s on my list and even more pride in the marking them off. If something fell off my calendar for the day, I promptly replaced it with another busy activity. Another errand. Another project. This was not forced on me and I bet it is not forced upon you. Therefore, the most important thing you can do is realize that you are in charge of your schedule.
2. Realize there is No glorification in being busy. Somehow it has gotten to be a badge of honor to be busy. If we engage in a conversation we find ourselves trying to “outbusy” each other. When did this come to be? And to what end? Being busy brings on no rewards. In fact, all that being busy often limits us from being able to pursue our true gifts, talents and potential.
I used to have a mantra. It was “I just want peace”. Between three boys and their schedules, traveling to help with my parents who were not in great health, taking care of the home, pets, laundry, bills, and all that entails, work and life responsibilities I was always rushed and never felt peace. Little did I realize I was bringing so much of that on myself. Of course, there are seasons in life that are busy just because that is life. We take on those seasons and do our best to handle them with grace. What we do NOT need to do is make those seasons worse be creating more busyness for ourselves. This was a hard learned lesson for me.
I want you to learn from my personal experiences and my mistakes.
I have four actionable ways for you to learn to leave the busy lifestyle and create space and peace into your day, week and life.
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Let’s get Unbusy!
Enjoy your day!
And your weekend – my favorite of the year!