Are you a buzz-y bee? Prioritizing busyness for a healthy mindset.
In a world of never-ceasing demands, it is easy to get lost in a life of "busy"ness. The question to ponder is whether your busyness is keeping you from noticing the important things in life and truly living the life you are meant to have.
Sometimes, our list of to-do's leaves us just doing, doing, doing without pause, buzzing around on autopilot. Whether you are shuffling your child(ren) to various activities and supervising homework, dealing with demands at home regarding relationships and responsibilities, or managing your daily work load and colleagues at your job . . .
. . . . you are most likely in a state of busyness that does not allow you the time to be mindful about your priorities and what is most important in life.
Here is your WAKE UP CALL! Don't be a busy bee, never stopping, running only on survival instincts and perceived "musts."
STOP. PAUSE. BREATHE.
ASSESS: Is your busyness serving you well? Are you focused on the truly important things in life?
If you've never seen Stephen Covey's "Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand" demonstration, it is definitely worth viewing; if you've seen it, it's worth seeing again. The "big rocks" concept was popularized in Covey's book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The following video--based on Covey's original demonstration--gives a very poignant representation of why it's crucial to be aware of your priorities so that you don't allow the truly important and precious things in life to pass you by.
After you view the video, analyze your life's to-do list and separate them into rocks, pebbles, and sand. Re-prioritize your "busyness" in order to live life knowing you never left any valuable stone unturned. Don't just be a buzz-y bee!
By pausing your day to day busyness to assess your life's priorities, you are practicing mindfulness, a keen awareness of how you are responding to life's circumstances. And, hopefully, you'll realize that practicing mindfulness is something that should become a priority for you to create a more peaceful, productive life.
At Sapp's Fitness Garage, we believe that fitness is a state of mind. When your mindset is aligned with the most important blessings and gifts provided to you in this life, your journey toward a fit mind and a fit body has begun.