May Challenge: Busyness

May is National Revise Your Work Schedule Month

Busyness is real and overwhelming

Consider taking the 30-day challenge to overcome the fast-pace world that surrounds you.

 

Busy, busy, busy. That about describes daily life in today’s fast-paced world. What is it that keeps you running around with too many demands and too little time? What daily stressors constantly bombard you? Are you juggling too many things?

What changes in your life would benefit your health and well-being? Are you willing to take that step?

To-do… To-do…  Too much to do and no time to be…

Suppose your to-do list has twenty items beckoning for your attention. You may start the day off with good intentions to tackle each item, but at some point you realize you are bogged down with things that are not going well.

  • Do you spend a great deal of time and energy focusing on those things that do not go as planned or that did not get done?
  • Even if the good efforts outweighed the remaining items on the to-do list, do you spend time lamenting the ill effects?
  • Do you berate yourself for the failures and forget about the many successes?
  • Are you exhausted at the end of the day as the negative energy engulfs your life?

30-Day Challenge:  For the next 30 days, schedule time to eliminate the constant to-do habit so that you can allow time to create a new habit — the habit of to-be. Set aside small blocks of time for a daily mini-vacation. These are moments to be kind to yourself and remember that life is good. Listen to your favorite music for half-hour, plant some flowers, read and ponder inspirational passages, meditate, take a walk, talk with a friend, surf the Internet, jog, observe the sunrise and sunset, have a cup of tea, take a nap…

You choose whatever is perfect for you to do during these mini-vacations. The point is to schedule non-negotiable “just me” time into your daily planner. This is your special moment, so don’t give it away. It is the daily reset button that will fill you with energy and enthusiasm.

What are your daily choices that make a difference in your life? To do or to be???