Being Busy: The new Addiction

busy addiction

So many times I hear people say, “I just can’t keep up. I’m so busy”. 

When I ask what they are busy doing, the common consumers are;

1. Traveling to kids sports and watching their events

2. Cleaning and household duties

3. Working late and job expectations

Maybe you can see yourself in one of these common scenarios.

Is this story familiar to you?  “I have to do it all. If I don’t do it all, I am a failure/not doing enough/being lazy. No one else will do it so I HAVE TO.” You get addicted to that lifestyle and get stuck. 

How is that working for you? 

It’s not working for most of my clients either. The people in your life aren’t pitching in because you set it up that way.  I know it sounds harsh, but it’s the truth. You believe that you have to do it all and you end up becoming addicted I being busy and complaining about being busy.

Did you read that right?

You become addicted to being busy.

Let me ask you this, do you enjoy quiet time? Chances are you are super uncomfortable with the mere thought of doing NOTHING!

You create the situation where you “have to” do everything. You allow others to avoid responsibility and hen you are stuck doing everything. It creates this vicious circle and you are left feeling over worked and under appreciated. Truth be told though, deep inside it gives us a sense of purpose. 

My job here is to help you see a different perspective to the “I’m so busy”, STORY you are creating.

Here are three simple strategies to get it all done without losing your mind.

If you want to learn more strategies, I would encourage you to message me for your free coaching call to see what we can create so that you can live a balances and satisfying life! (It is possible).

Strategies to get it all done!

1. Acknowledge that being busy is your choice. 

You choose your life. If being busy isn’t something you want to be, choose something different. 

Share responsibilities, ask for help, be willing to let go of some things. Say “No”. You can say “No” you know 🙂

2. Get up early.

There are only so many hours in a day. If you sleep in all the time, you will have less time for the things hat are really important in your life. Get in the habit of getting a good night’s sleep so it’s not hard to wake up in the morning. This makes more space in your day to get things done.

3. Get organized.

Create a plan for your day or week. Write it out. There is enough time during the day if you plan accordingly. It also keeps you away from less important things like social media. Don’t forget to schedule meal times or prepping times so you aren’t stuck eating fast food. (My program gets really detailed with this strategy so you can have a busy life and eat well too).

These are some powerful strategies, but there’s a very important caveat-knowing what to do doesn’t always mean you are going to do it.

If you want to change your “busy stories” so you can feel accomplished and break the addiction, then connect with my calendar so together we can make it happen! Let’s get busy doing things you love with the people you love.



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