Because life's little headaches make us appreciate the good times.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Stop the Glorification of Busy
As a college senior I worked two part-time jobs in addition to student teaching. Hearing fellow students complain about the stress of student teachng without the added workload of the other jobs, I admit I felt superior. When my kids were small I took pride in juggling work, home and volunteer duties. I wore the bags under my eyes from sleep lost in order to allow more work hours into each day like dark, puffy badges of honor.
Busyness becomes a god we sacrifice far too much to. Our health, our families, our friendships and our peace of mind all suffer when we continually push ourselves beyond what is reasonable. We develop tunnel vision looking only towards our goal and missing the blessings that surround us every day.
There is danger in the pride that comes from living life as though we can do it all on our own. One day we look up and realize that is exactly how we are doing life–alone.
We will be much happier when we slow down, doing one task at a time and giving it our full attention. We will find more satisfaction in the work. Then to be truly happy, once that task is finished we should put it away and turn our attention–our full attention–to the people in our lives.
Mama Kat prompt: What were you writing about a year ago? Something I still need to remind myself!