Quit telling everyone how busy you are.
You’re problem is not that you are too busy; your problem is that you don’t own your situation and you don’t know how to say “No.”
You get stressed and frustrated with distractions, fine – we all do. But your life is your fault. Any commitments you have were either made or allowed by you.
It’s not even right to complain or whine to others about how busy you are. You have the same amount of time in a day as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Theresa, Michael Jordan, or anyone else who has achieved greatness.
So get over your self-indulgent complaining about how you’re so busy or there just isn’t enough time in a day. If you are saying that to yourself then you are a victim.
The reality is YOU are choosing to try to fit in more than is necessary. YOU are addicted to crossing insignificant things off your list. YOU are overcommitting yourself because of YOUR inability to say no.
If you want to get your peace of mind back then:
1. Own that you are completely in charge of this challenge
2. Learn to and practice saying “no”
3. Focus first on what matters most
Once you own your problem then you will empower yourself to create the solution which is, in some form or fashion, learning to say “no”.
That will then force you to mature to the point that you realize you have to choose to do only the most important things and be ok with the rest disappearing from your list.
You are in charge. You are capable. You are powerful enough to decide what you will and wont do with your time.
But one thing you are not, is too busy.
(Hey Friends, this was my morning pep talk to myself a while back. Thought some of you might relate.)