• Are You As Busy As You Think?

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    Acknowledge that simply being busy doesn’t mean that you’re really serving other people well. In order to truly help people God calls you to help, you need to set priorities so you can focus your time, energy, money, and other resources most effectively. Ask God to guide you to figure out what’s most important for you to invest in, and to base your decisions on those priorities. Set daily goals for what you will and won’t do, to help yourself stay focused on what matters most to you.

    With the holidays, I realize overplayed Christmas songs are competing with another chorus—the incessant, “I’m so busy,” jingle.

    We tend to lament the fact that we are busy, particularly this time of year. Many of us face stacks of tasks, leading us to complain about being “so busy” even when doing fun things—like grabbing coffee with a friend.

    Plus, anxiously ruminating on your busyness is no fuel for productivity.

    The term ‘busy’ often connotes drudgery and speed—flitting about from one requisite task to the next. I admit I often struggle with bemoaning busyness. However, I've decided one of my goals this coming year will be to replace busyness with completeness. Instead of saying “I’m too busy,” I hope to explain warmly to others (and to myself) that, “My day is full.”

    After all, to live a full, rich life, we need to be busy; we all need activities or we’d be vulnerable to feeling …



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