Are you so busy because there’s so much to do?
Or are you busy because you can’t tolerate what you feel when you stop?
Yes. There’s a lot to do. There always is.
But there’s much to be said for cultivating your ability to feel your anxiety, longing, despair, sadness, and emptiness instead of launching into action all the time.
Because as long as the source of your action is running away or a means to fill a hole, it’s much harder than it needs to be do what genuinely matters. And – perhaps this might surprise you – it’s also much harder to feel the joy, satisfaction and fulfilment that comes with doing it.
So how about dedicating even a small amount of your time to letting things be? And to finding out what you’re running from?