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Are You Busy?

It’s Thursday. I’m sore from working out. I’m tired. But I still have to do work. It would be easy not to. Nobody would really know if I just took a nap instead. (Except for Jen, she might not like that :)) But work still has to be done.

Are you busy right now?
Are you over committed?

This time of year is always like this for us. It’s awesome outside, we want to spend time outdoors and we make time for that but, it’s also a busy time for our work. The work that makes us money. The work that we love. So instead of blaming the time or the work, I’m just going to choose to enjoy the busyness. It will only be for a season.

Until it ends though, I think there are a few things we can do to help.

1. Rest.
Make sure you’re keeping a healthy sleep schedule.

2. Say no.
Don’t get over committed.

3. Go into Monk Mode.
Monk Mode, as Greg McKeown calls it, is when you shut out the outside world for a time and really hone in on getting your work done. Specifically a certain project. Like a book, or a shoot, etc. Tell your friends, your family, your Facebook, your email responder, why you’ll be unavailable and stick to it.

None of these things will make you less busy. But is that really what we want? To be less busy? I don’t think that’s something I want to put out into the universe. Instead, I think learn to enjoy the busy and handle it.

Work-Life Balance is not a thing. We can only make sure that we’re taking time to do the work we love, spending intentional time with the people we love, and resting when we need it.

Enjoy your work today.

Happy Thursday!



  • Amy - This made me think. I absolutely love the post…but I’m still pondering the part about not wanting to be less busy. Because I think society glorifies busy and that’s not something I do want to be a part of. I do think the pace of life we often live isn’t the pace we were meant to live. But that’s just what I’m wrestling with now. Something we’ll have to discuss next time we hang!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Chris Creed - I think we’re on the same page Amy. I don’t want to be obsessed with busy. But I do think busy times are inevitable if we’re going to be committed to pursuing something that matters. We’re going to hit a season when things are a little busier than might be comfortable for us.

      When we hit those busy times, we have to be careful to choose to do the things we said were important to us. I’m not of fan of busy for busy’s sake. But I’ll take the busy season so long as I’m getting to do the things that mean the most to me.

      As long as we’re doing that, then busy is good 🙂ReplyCancel

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