The busy excuse

My yoga instructor asked a simple question while laying in savasana during last week’s practice.

Is there anything you’ve neglected lately? Have you recently said “I’m too busy?” 

It got me thinking about the things in my life that I’ve felt “too busy” for lately; certain friends, going to the gym, calling my extended family, donating my clothes to goodwill…

It’s felt like the days just fly by, leaving me with little-to-no time for these things.

I’ve used the busy excuse.

I’ve said I’m too busy for certain things, when in reality it’s a choice. 

I haven’t been too busy to go to yoga, work on side projects and call my grandma. I haven’t been too busy to blog, cook or run errands.

My priorities and responsibilities haven’t fallen by the wayside.

I’ve managed to make, and find, the time to do the things that are most important to me.

So, the day after practice, I decided to let go of the busy excuse and take action.

I’ve been setting aside one hour per week to do something that I’ve felt “too busy” for – and since starting, it’s been amazing to see how much time I really do have.

Somehow, the action of bucketing my time has freed up more time than I thought even existed. 

So, if there’s something that’s important to you, I encourage you to stop using the busy excuse and take action today.

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