I find myself busy being busy some days. I get to the end of the day feeling exhausted, knowing I have been very busy, but can’t really tell you what I managed to accomplish. Have you ever had days like that? It seems like it is all so easy to chase the small pebbles in our lives that create busy work instead of prioritizing what we really want to do and accomplishing those big items (big rocks) on the list that actually have a greater impact on our lives that we can actually see.
When I have days of chasing pebbles and nothing is really being accomplished, I have to just stop. I take a deep breath or two, read a scripture, say a prayer, or meditate. After becoming centered, I re-evaluate my priorities for the day, week, or life, then look at my real priorities.
Each of us have priorities that we set for ourselves. We sometimes get busy doing things that are not important just to say we are busy. Just think, if we actually did some of the larger priorities we have put on our list, we will have less worry, less self-judgment, and accomplish things in less time, leaving us freedom to enjoy life. When we waste time in gossip, worrying about what others are doing or not doing, and run here and there without purpose so we look busy, we are keeping ourselves imbalanced with our purpose in life.
Find your purpose. Find your TRUE purpose. Life is short and when it is time for me to die, I want to know that I have done what I was suppose to do in this life. I don’t have all the answers to what my TRUE purpose is, but I am continuing to navigate that path, and when I step in the right place on that path I know it. I know it in my heart and gut.
Do you know what your path is? Do you know how to stay healthy, find balance, and set priorities so you are not wasting time chasing pebbles? Come with me on the journey and let’s explore the opportunities we each have of becoming who we are meant to be.