For everyone out there that replies, “I’m too busy” there is some dishonesty.
You are really making choices, prioritizing, deciding what is important and what is not.
I decided recently that instead of saying “I’m too busy” to see you or get involved in that project I’m going to be honest. I’m going to say, “It’s not my priority”, or “I am making other choices”.
I’m not that busy.
I know. I know. Busy is the commodity of the entire baby boomer generation.
You should be busy working, traveling, volunteering, building homes for Habitat for Humanity, hiking Kilimanjaro.
OR, teaching, studying, even wildly partying…
And yet, I choose to be NOT BUSY.
No one wants to hear this.
They ask, “Are you busy? You must be so busy. You are always so busy with so many different things.”
“No, I’m actually not at all busy, BY CHOICE”. (lest they think I am idle due to a lack of interests or self worth).
And by the way, when you admit you are NOT BUSY, don’t expect any party invitations.