It’s good to be really busy right? To show that you are having and doing it all? If we aren’t overwhelmed with the number of things on our to-do list are we even worthy?
Well, I don’t agree. At all.
There is this misconception in society that the “best” people do the most. You win in life if you can juggle it all. That there is some kind of a reward at the end of the tunnel.
I can tell you what the reward is. It’s stress, anxiety, feelings of not being and having enough and general unhappiness.
Is that what we want in life? To stress and work and run around like headless chickens until we die? To live to work instead of work to live?
The truth is, the happiest people are those who know how to prioritize and say no. Those who switch off their phones and put away the to-do list and play with their children. The ones who take a second to smell the freshly cut grass and that knows what it feels like to be truly carefree.
This is why I only take on 75% of what I can handle.
Because nothing is ever as smooth or easy as we imagine it to be. The 25% left will be filled no matter what. We always overestimate what we have time and energy to do. So, in the end, I’m actually busy 100% of the time.
The difference is that I actually get everything done.
If I took on 100% I would end up having to do 125%, ie I wouldn’t be able to finish. And this would make me feel unaccomplished and never good enough. I would always feel behind and stressed.
So when I only take on 75% of what I can handle, it is how I win in life. It’s the only way to actually get everything done and feel good about it. So I can truly enjoy the time we have for ourselves and the good things in life.
Do you always feel stressed and like you have too much on your plate? Give my 75% method a try and see how much better you will feel. I promise you won’t feel lazy or left behind. If anything the absolute opposite!
Photo – Roz Alcazar
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