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Morning Monday... Busy being better...

Happy Monday lovely ones! How are you? How was your weekend?

Today I'm sat typing this up on my sofa, while the oddly warm November sun floods in through the window and I have to admit I'm feeling extremely content. I'v got an experiment baking in the oven, and a large mug of coffee at my side, and I can feel that reset button doing it's good work.

As I've mentioned one too many times lately, I've been pretty busy. A word I'm beginning to hate, because I can't help but feel we glorify it, that being busy has also come to mean, being our best. That if some one asks us how we are, and we can't answer with 'busy,' then we're failing. That if we're not busy then we're not reaching our full potential. That we could and should be doing more, that we could be better, when actually the last couple of weeks have taught me the opposite to be true.

I have been busy the last couple of weeks and I have used it as an excuse for so many things. Sorry I've not been blogging, I've been busy...Sorry I've not called, I've been busy...Sorry I've not been eating well, I've been busy...

Sorry, sorry, sorry. Busy, bus, busy.

Being busy has excused me from being the best version of myself. I'm too tired to cook, I'm too preoccupied to think, I'm too stressed to be pleasant to be around. And all the while I've used that 4 letter word as an excuse. But what good is being busy, if it isn't really getting you where you want to be?

Sure being busy at work is helping with my career but outside of that it's damaging me. And if I'm not truly the best version of myself, then being busy might get me to where I want to be, but it will also mean that when I get there, I'm not equipped to take it on. I'll be too tired, too grumpy, too full of excuses.

So today I took the day off. I forced it upon myself, because I was going to go in to work today, to continue to be busy, but then I asked myself why? So I can say that by the end of the week, I'd have worked 13 days in a row? 

Being busy doesn't always mean being your best. It definitely can, if you are busy doing the things you love. If I'd been busy working, and blogging, and cooking, and seeing friends and enjoying myself, then yes busy would be best. But when busy is an excuse not to do those other things, then something needs to change. Even if it is just your mindset.

I know this Monday most of you will be back at work, and feeling the stress of the to do list, and wondering how you are going to fit it all in, and I'm here to tell you that you don't. You can take something off your plate. Becuase taking a night or a day, or an hour off is allowed. To keep you at your best.

Live life & don't let busy get in the way x

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