Let’s Get Real: Busyness

Just read this article on Wit & Delight:

Busy is Not a Badge of Honor

It got me thinking about our culture of Busyness.  It’s true that if I’m not busy, I feel like I’m floundering.  Like I don’t know what to do with myself.  If I don’t feel productive, I’m unsettled.

But what does productive mean?  Is it making a dent in a project?  Is it spending quality time with your family?

Why can’t productive just be “giving yourself time to relax”?  It would be productive in a way because you’d be recharging your energy reserves.  Clearing your frazzled mind.  Realigning your soul (or something less existential).

Why is it that I can’t sit for more than thirty seconds before my skin starts to crawl and I feel the need to bounce around the house, hopping from one chore to the next?  Why can’t I take an evening and do absolutely nothing without feeling that gnawing feeling in my gut- the one that tells me I’ve wasted those few hours?

When I look back on my life, what do I want to remember- chores or peace?

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