Let’s face it–this statement probably comes out of many of our mouths quite a bit. Are we truly busy or do we just like to seem busy?
When I was a SAHM, I used to think I was really busy. In reality, I wasn’t managing my time well. I didn’t always multi-task as well as I could have and I had a more laid back approach to handling certain things because I had time. I always thought my house had to be perfectly clean because I was a SAHM and that kept me “busy”, but I was really just keeping myself busy.
There is a difference between truly being busy and keeping myself busy.
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Right now, I am busy. I am working on a big event that is going to be held on campus on Sunday, Feb. 19. This consumes me when I am not working on everything else that needs to get done. I have the kids’ activities that keep me occupied and running here, there and everywhere, I have house errands and tasks that have to get done, I have 5 classes plus a lab that I have to attend and I have a good amount of homework for all of my classes this semester. I am up at about 5 a.m.ish and by the time I go to bed at night, it’s almost 11 p.m. I’m old–that’s a long day.
I haven’t stopped since the semester started. The next 10 days really are going to be busy. I am finding ways to stay organized since I have a lot of running around to do (thank you Google Tasks, Google Calendar and the great apps on my phone). My boys have been awesome about this event–they are so excited and know that it’s a busy time for our family right now. They can’t wait to attend this event. I love seeing them so excited for it. My husband, as always, has been great.
I think anyone can learn ways to manage time better, but it’s a skill that comes with time. I certainly didn’t manage my time well when I was younger. I also think that when life has you going in many different directions, prioritizing and breaking tasks into manageable steps are key to not losing your mind. And realize when you are truly busy and when you just like to sound like you are.