Are You Addicted to BUSY?

addiction balance busy ground time Aug 07, 2022

The other day I found myself saying to a colleague:

"There's never enough time!"

As soon as it was out of my mouth I little alarm bell went off in my brain and I knew something was off.

As a recovering workaholic with a long addiction to BUSY, I have labored years and years to dis-attach my productivity from my sense of self-worth.

A critical aspect of this has been learning to relate differently to one important element of the cosmos:


In my younger years, I wore business as a badge of honor and feeling stressed about time validated somewhere that I was being "good." I was giving my all, doing "the work."

I'm still unlearning this mode of constant urgency as one of the ways the white cis-hetero capitalist patriarchy has programmed me as one of its many machines of production and consumption.

Unlearning the worldview of linear time, and the urgency and scarcity around it, has been critical for my own mental and physical health, and the health of the world around me.

The month of August can be a natural time to re-examine our relationship with time.

You may have planned some down-time in the form of a family vacation, or you may be feeling stressed that the school year is just around the corner--"where did the summer go??"

Throughout this month I'll be inviting you to explore your relationship with time, sharing with you some of the things that have helped me experience a little less anxiety and stress and a little more ease and spaciousness around time.

In the video below I share 3 key mindset shifts that helps me time and again adjust my Busy addiction and reorient to Time in a more nourishing, spacious way.

If you find yourself stuck in stress about time, feeling spread way too thin, or, like me, saying: "There's never enough time!" then you're going to want to tune in!


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