I recently read and reviewed Gillian Deacon’s book Naked Imperfection. Here is one tiny, little quote from that book that made me nod my head emphatically. This is my kind of thinking.
Busy is the modern epidemic.
She goes on to say that “being busy is a competitive sport”. If you ask someone how they are doing they are likely to tell you how busy they are, perhaps even listing off their activities. Then the other person (not you or I, of course) will then ‘compete’ by listing off all of the activities that are keeping them so busy. Why do people do this? I know that, for myself, I don’t like to be busy. I try to make myself as unbusy as possible.
In Naked Imperfection, Deacon found she had to slow down , even completely stop, her activities once she was diagnosed with cancer. It gave her time to think about whether or not all this busyness is even good for us in the first place.
What do you think?
Here’s what I think.