Once a friend of Rahul asked him, “Hey ! Would you like to join us at the playground this evening?” Rahul answered, “Sorry dude I am busy.” You know what was the real reason? Rahul wanted to achieve a better rank in the game of PUBG. So, he denied going to ground with friends. Was this the right kind of busy? Did he do anything that produced results?
Everyone is busy. We are constantly racing against the clock or a deadline. We even complete the task but was it productive? Our busyness can damage our relationships. Being too busy with the wrong stuff hinders us from what's the most important part of our life - our family and our close ones. Busyness not only can hurt ourselves but also those we care about. We can certainly reduce our destructive busyness and develop a right kind of busy attitude - the one that shows love and compassion to those around us rather focusing on our personal 'to do lists'. Take a time out. Have some moments of spaciousness and learn to prioritize.
There is a huge difference between being purposefully busy - the sort of busy that provides fulfillment and seeks to accomplish the good work we have been called to rather being rushed, distracted and weary. Bad busy makes you wake up dreading the day ahead, wishing for an escape. Good busy is when you end the day feeling energized even when you have put hours into work. You achieve more when you are into the zone of being good busy. Notice which kind are you experiencing.
There lies an awesome busy and a crappy busy. Awesome busy looks like a particular hustle and bustle which says you are living fully into your life, something which leaves you happily sleepy at the end of the day. It's a good balance of challenging activities, productive work and some quality time with our near ones. A crappy busy is the kind that evokes anxiety, leaving you feel like depleted or even sick. It never leaves enough room for a breather. It is something which doesn't serve you well. The good kind arises from choices where you follow your passion, your purpose. The other kind comes from choices where you follow the 'shoulds' of society. May our business reflect what is more important to us by choosing the eternal over the temporal.