We love to be busy, in fact we often pride ourselves in being overcommitted.
Christan Perona writes in Relevant Magazine about “3 Ways to S top Being So Busy”.
The points are made by her. The comments are mine.
#1) Keep the Big Picture in Perspective
Perona writes that “reclaiming your schedule starts with understanding how small you are”.
We are small. There’s a whole world around us, and sometimes we think that the world revolves around us. God wants to use us, he also wants to use others. We don’t have to everything.
The real challenge is learning to figure out what God wants us to do and what he doesn’t want us to do.
#2) Follow Wisdom, Not Fear
This talks about our tendency to compare ourselves to other, to lead out of fear and to panic a little bit.
Wisdom helps us to make wise decisions. Wisdom helps us to keep things in perspective. Wisdom helps us to see the needs and opportunities more clearly.
#3) Invite Spontaneity
Sometimes we measure our lives by our calendar. There are a lot of things that we can and should do that won’t show up on our calendar or our to-do list. Look for opportunity to invest in lives, to go off the schedule, to connect with others. When we only measure our lives by the things we can “check off”, we continue to be pushed into performance and measurement by our list.
Stop making your life so busy and so out of control.