Breaking Busy: Identifying & Doing The Most Important Things
Have you ever noticed that some people tend to take pride in their busy schedules and the fact that they only get 3-5 hours of sleep every night? When did being crazy busy become a badge that we so proudly wear (and make sure to let others know about?)
I am the exact opposite of a procrastinator. Is there a word for that? I feel like there should be. Time management is also one of my strengths, so I just don’t get how people are so busy. I will say that I just started working at a coffee shop from 6am-1pm and then go to another job after that, so I’m understanding more now.
I think in the hustle and bustle of today’s society, wanting things at an instant, and the emphasis on having a side hustle, we need to learn how to prioritize. How is it that it’s so easy to sit and binge hours of a TV show on Netflix, but we can’t take 20 minutes to have quiet time with God? Or we would rather go out with friends than having a night in to rest and recharge?
It’s important to know yourself and how you refuel/recharge. Some people get their energy from being around others, while other people need to be by themselves and just chill. There’s nothing wrong with either option.
Next, it’s important to know what is a priority in your life at this point in time. Is it working to further your career? Is it making friends and deepening/strengthening relationships? Is it traveling the world before you settle down? There is no wrong answer here.
Take the time today to sit down and really prioritize what’s important in your life right now. Focus on those things. Don’t dwell on the things you cannot accomplish in 24 hours. Heck, go out and buy a planner so you can stay on track of everything you have going on.
You want to be able to look back on your life and be proud of what you chased after. You need to live the story that YOU want to live, not the story you think society wants you to live.
Let’s break the stigma that being busy is a sign of success.
Author: Kelsey Smith
Kelsey is chasing her dreams in Music City. She’s one of those people who will tell you that Texas is the best state and Nashville is the best city. She works in the music industry and serves on the digital media team at Cross Point church. She is fueled by Jesus, Chick-fil-A, and coffee.