9.26.2013

stop telling me you're busy

So this might not be a stance that many people take or many people want to hear, but I am over people telling me how busy they are or rattling off every single thing they have going on in their lives to make it sound like they are more busy than they actually are.

Rude? Maybe, but shoot, we are all busy, people - but here's the deal, most of us choose to be overly busy. Whether it's because we are afraid to be alone for a moment or because we value our level of success by the things we have crossed off our checklists. Maybe it's because we are avoiding other things, so we busy ourselves with useless crap... who's to say what your reason for being busy is... Are you a single parent, working two jobs, and trying to raise your kids? No? Are you perhaps a small business owner doing everything on your own, while trying to also raise a family? No? Then you're probably not as busy as you claim...My guess is if you really sit down and map out your day, you're not as busy as you're leading on or your own actions are causing you to be busier than you need to be. I will also go out on a limb here and guess that your busy-ness is not making you more happy and it's probably providing you more stress...but what do I know?

If you're so busy and don't leave any time for yourself, maybe you need to reevaluate your choices in life. What are things that you really want to focus on? Maybe you should commit less to some things and really focus on the others that are important in your life. A lot of us, choose to be busy - whatever that means for you - maybe there are certain things that can be set aside and put on the back burner for a while to help. 

So here are a few tips I have for you to be less busy: 

Δ Don't hit snooze. Better yet, get up early and give yourself some ME time before you start your day.



Δ Watch one less episode of Desperate Real Housewives of whatever stupid city you like. Shoot maybe just skip the Bravo channel all together. It's horrible television anyway. 



Δ Not all productivity is good productivity. So don't think your happiness has anything to do with your productivity level.  

Δ It's ok to say no once in a while. You don't have to say yes to every Happy Hour invite or dinner. No one is going to be mad at you and if they do get mad, they'll get over it and if they don't get over it then why are you friends with them? 

Δ Get off Twitter or facebook or instagram or whatever social media you waste your time on. Emphasis on wasted time. 


Naturally, after I finished my rant I started googling busy and there are some articles that talk about this more eloquently than I did, but they didn't use awesome gifs. Like this, this, and this.

Anyway, try a few of these things and maybe your day will be less busy and I think that is a good thing.



Cheers!

<3 BB 


Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 





24 comments

Kait said...

agree on all counts. well said my friend. i'm over people constantly complaining in general.

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon said...

Anything that starts with Bon Qui Qui has to be good. lol
I feel you, though. I wouldn't say I'm super busy unless someone I didn't really want to hang out with asked me what I was up to and if I wanted to hang out. So, there's that.

Helene in Between said...

HELLLLLLL yes. if you're so busy then change something and for the love of god stop watching so much tv

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh my gosh the im busy comment is so overrated, seriously yes you may be busy but if you are my friend and you want to spend time with me you will make time for me in your so-called busy schedule, make up a bit earlier have coffee with me or whatever but the im busy comment is so overused

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I love love love this post. The glorification of busy is the worst thing to happen to us.

JumpingJE said...

A rant isn't a rant worth doing without amazing GIFs. Well done (clapping emoticon)

Simply Camylla said...

ahahahha I have to agree, people are always making excuses and telling you how busy their life is, and sometimes I am deff guilty of that. But we can always make some time if we really want to.


Love the blog,
New follower:)

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Lauren said...

Obviously, I love the Aaron Paul gif. That aside, I have a coworker who is so guilty of this... she will come into my office and tell me how busy she is. And then she will tell the office person who sits within earshot of me the same thing. Not only is she wasting time telling one of us, she could have said the story once and only wasted half the time. I don't get it.

Kasey Lynne said...

ENCORE!
ENCORE!

Sara Elizabeth said...

All of this is pure gold. People who are truly busy don't have time to complain about it so the ones who do, obviously aren't. Also, Bravo is the worst.

Laura Ann said...

I will keep sleeping in and keep watching Bravo. BUT I promise you, I NEVER rattle off how busy I am. And if I'm busy, it's my own damn fault for making the choices I do.

Preach sister!!

Chasing Elephants said...

Amen. Well said!

Sara Elizabeth said...

I am definitely going to keep watching my DVR on the weekends, and I will probably continue to snooze, however I think it's ridiculous when people complain to others about this! I have a "friend" who is great at this to the point where she blames her busy schedule on being single and being out of shape. Um, no.

Bon Bon said...

ok, yes and yes! (guilty as charged!) I'm learning to say what is or isn't a priority in my life. Frees up time/guilt from thinking I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING! When most of it is...nothing? Eh. Life.

Anna said...

TV needs to be the first to go in my life personally.

Great list!

Kelly Louise said...

high five!!!
i admit, i sometimes replace the word lazy wtih busy. "sorry i can't, i'm busy". really means nah i don't feel like it.

Shaylynn... a girl, a story, a blog said...

I'm about as busy as a cow.

Katie Qué said...

My favorite is when my friends talk about how busy/stressful their jobs right after they send me an email containing their favorite buzzfeed article of the day.

Kaylin said...

love this post.
busy is busy, but seriously who isn't.

Tami said...

Amen! I'm busy as shit but it's my own fault. And sometimes I just disconnect and let everything slide for the sake of my sanity :)

kailyn marie said...

bon qui qui!!!

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

ah, this post was so funny! and so true! i always try to take time from "being busy" to just be. everyone needs to!

lindsey louise

hellomrrabbitblog.com

Brit @ Wine, Cheese, and Workout Capris said...

LOVE THIS! Really, one of my favorites of your posts.

Southern Cafe Blog said...

HILARIOUS. I absolutely agree with every single thing you just said. Love it!