Are you really too busy?

o-BUSY-facebookLast week I read a blog post titled Don’t be the ‘busy’ founder by Cody Musser on medium.com and it really struck a chord with me.

You can read the entire blog post above (I highly suggest you all do because it will help you with your career/office life), but the gist of it was that as a society, we LOVE being busy or at least saying that we’re too busy because it gives us an excuse for why we didn’t do things or why we made a mistake AND because it makes us feel important.

The moral of the story is that we should be less busy.

We need to be more intentional with our actions and our use of time.

For me this means being better at delegating tasks to free up time to get important things done, setting aside specific time for weekly tasks that I need to accomplish (like writing these blog posts) and sticking to the time constraints, and putting away my phone/computer when I have decided I’m going to spend time with family and friends instead of being distracted during those times.

For many of you, this probably means a lot of the same things, but I also want you to add setting aside time for improving your fitness.

I wrote a blog post about 6 months ago now titled schedule your fitness and I think some have taken it to heart and followed my suggestion, but I think many more of you need to revisit this blog post.

You need to realize that being “too busy” isn’t an excuse that’s valid.

We’ve got class as early as 5 am and as late as 7:30 pm and we’re open 7 days a week.

Stop allowing yourself to be too busy and start taking care of yourself and spending your time more wisely.

Your work, your health, your family time and your attitude will all improve and all you’ve gotta do is one thing.

“Be less busy”. – Cody Musser

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