Several years ago, I got tired of being busy. As I’ve shared previously, I realized that the only criteria I used when deciding whether or not to do something was busy.
If someone asked me for a favour “can you do ____ for me”, I felt I ‘had to’ unless I was already busy.
If someone invited me to do something, it was the same criteria. I said yes to everything unless I was already busy.
Reflecting on how I changed my problem of ‘busy‘ led to me invent the term Conscious Entrapment which I define as “teaching ourselves to make decisions based on criteria that help us create what we want in our life”.
I’ve been reflecting on this lately because I needed to remind myself that walking through life is much more enjoyable than rushing from one calendar event to the next, and /or constantly trying to ‘get more done’.
At least for me it definitely is.
In this season of “how to keep your New Year’s Resolutions” and time-management hype, I think it is important to once again stop and look at your own journey.
What do you want?
Knowing that, take a breath and remember that you don’t have to create it all today. You need to take a step today and one tomorrow, and repeat that at a pace that works for you.
This is my reminder to remember to walk. That doesn’t mean that I don’t work hard, and it doesn’t mean that I don’t have things I want to accomplish.
It is a reminder that my journey of stepping stones is not going to be successful if I try to make gigantic leaps.
I need to take steps. I need to pause occasionally and assess. I need to keep my balance.
And perhaps, so do you.