When life gets busy, sometimes it’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed, but what if we all chose to love being busy?
Betz White, one of my crafty heroes, posted not too long ago about just plain being BUSY, and I have to say it struck a chord with me. As an indie crafter and freelance writer who loves to travel, busy just seems to be my life. If I’m not trying to meet a deadline or get ready for the next craft market, I’m probably packing to hit the road.
In her post, Betz asked how we keep it all in balance, and I think that’s something we all struggle with from time to time. Being busy can get overwhelming, and it can start to feel like you’re drowning in your to-do list.
There’s also something satisfying about always being busy, though, and I think that comes with actively embracing what life throws at you.
I was reading an article not too long ago on Ode Magazine about choosing happiness that also really resonated. Not that I think we’re supposed to be jump-for-joy-whoopee happy all of the time, but I do think that to some extent it’s up to us to choose how we react to our day-to-day.
Like in the Ode article, I think embracing that busy schedule is the key to enjoying the ride instead of letting it consume you. Busy? You can fret and stress about it or figure out how to love being busy. I mean, really, wouldn’t we be bored otherwise?
Do you feel like you’re constantly busy? How do you feel like it affects your happiness?
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Hamad AL-Mohannna
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!