I’m so BUSY!

“I’m so busy!” Is it just me or does anyone else cringe a little when people say this? It’s 2018, we all have a lot of commitments. I often get volunteered to do things because I am not married and don’t have children. I do, however, have a life. Imagine that!

I listened to a podcast last winter on busyness. It totally changed the way I think about. If you’ve been around awhile, you will know that I am alllll about your thoughts. Your thoughts control your feelings & busy is just a feeling. We think we are so busy because we have a lot of thoughts floating around in our heads about what we actually need to get done.

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How can we deal with all those thoughts floating around in our heads?

  1. Journal — do a brain dump every day
  2. Make a daily to-do list — I do this every day after I journal
  3. Take the word BUSY out of your vocabulary — we are all busy

I have taken the word “busy” out of my vocabulary. I now say that I have a lot of commitments or a lot going on. Our society glorifies being busy. It’s like some competition — who can be the busiest? Who can have the most going on? I am so over that. Honestly, I like to rest. I like my sleep. I don’t know about you, but I am a better person, friend, employee when I am rested.

A lot of people use “busyness” as a reason they can’t lose weight. Y’all! Come on!

You are too busy to make a food plan, too busy to meal prep, too busy to exercise — just another excuse.

It literally takes me maybe 90 seconds to make my plan of what I’m going to eat that day. If you don’t have 90 seconds to grab a scrap of paper & write down your plan, you are kidding yourself.

Meal prep? Sure, that can take a little longer. On average, I spend maybe 2 hours a week on meal prep. I like to do it all in one day, so it’s done. I meal prep once on the weekend & then I don’t have to cook again all week. That sure frees up a lot of my time.

Exercise– but it takes too long! You literally do not have to drive to a gym or a fitness studio & spend hours there. A 10 minute walk can do amazing things for you, both mentally & physically. You can sit right in your living room or your office & do some stretches for 10 minutes. You don’t have to go hard in the gym everyday to change your body. Meet yourself where you are! That is the best way to be successful when it comes to anything.

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Can we all make a pact to remove the word BUSY from our vocabulary??

What tips can you give me on how to avoid feeling overwhelmed because of your thoughts?

See y’all later!

Abby

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