We live in a world where being busy can be so extreme that meeting all our commitments is literally impossible.
If only there were more hours in the day. If only our bodies didn’t need the restorative power of sleep. Yeah…
I used to think I was busy. I put my work obligations first because at that point in my life, when I was just starting out in my career, that was most important. Then I became a mom. I took it all in stride – I loved being a working mom and took pride in balancing it “all.”
It wasn’t until I received a complicated medical diagnosis that sucked up huge amounts of my time, energy, and well-being that I began to feel overwhelmed. I had no choice but to make changes in my life. I should probably make a lot more. Someday.
The fact is, we’re all busy. It’s the world we live in, combined in part with the expectations we hold for ourselves and the expectations of others.
Until we hold ourselves to a different standard, the cycle will perpetuate.