Are you too busy? Always running behind? Is your calendar loaded with more than you can possibly accomplish? Is it driving you crazy? Crazybusy - the modern phenomenon of brain overload - is a national epidemic. Without intending for it to happen, we've plunged ourselves into a mad rush of activity, expecting our brains to keep track of more than they comfortably or effectively can. In fact, brain overload has reached the point where our entire society is suffering from culterally induced ADD. Blackberries, cell phones, and email 24/7 - longer workdays, escalating demands, and higher expectations at home. It all adds us to a state of constant frenzy that is sapping us of creativity, humanity, mental well-being, and the ability to focus on what truly matters.
The best reason to take your time is that this is the only time you'll ever have. You must take it or it will be taken from you. It is telling that the phrase 'taking your time' is synonymous with slowing down. If we want to live life fully and get the most out of the short lives we have, we would do best to slow down. To make the most out of this new world, to avoid feeling overbooked, overstretched, and about to snap, to make modern life become better than life has ever been, a person must learn how to do what matters most first, and to make the most out of each minute that matters. Otherwise, you will bulldoze over life's best moments. You won't notice the little charms that adorn each day, nor will you ever transform the mundane into the extraordinary. The only way to do that is to take your time.
From the book "Crazybusy"
by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Make the most of each moment this weekend!
Happy Labor Day!