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Stop The Glorification Of Busy

Happiness isn’t something great and imminent up ahead of us. It is something small, bountiful, and already here

Stop The Glorification Of Busy

I am a firm believer that our stop-doing list needs to be larger than our to-do list. For some reason, we have all neglected the fact that we aren’t here forever. We’ve become time machines, either too worried about the past or the future . . . never living in the moment. Because of this, we can’t remember how to love what is directly in front of us. Once we stop rushing through life, we will be amazed how much more life we have time for.

Happiness isn’t something great and imminent up ahead of us. It is something small, bountiful, and already here. An early morning sunrise. The laughter of someone you love. A nice big breakfast. Looking up at the moon. Your minute everyday pleasures all lined up. We often forget that the little things in life are in fact big things.

“Joy comes to us in ordinary moments. We risk missing out when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” –Brene Brown

We are all guilty of living our lives too fast, going through the motions, and waiting for some big miracle to happen. If we would just take a second to relax, look around, and notice just how lucky we are… maybe we would realize that our lives are made up of thousands of tiny miracles. Impatience is the root of almost all problems it seems, and unfortunately, we can’t influence life to give us all the answers. What we can do is have patience and let the answers unfold naturally.

My advice to you is this: if your schedule is becoming overwhelmingly busy, you need to reconsider what is important to you and slow down rather than attempt to power through all the things you've got on your list. Take it easy. Be present. Enjoy yourself. Your life will immediately begin to change for the better.

You will get your dream job if you keep working hard. You will find lifelong friends if you continue to be kind to everyone you meet. You will lock eyes with someone someday who makes you feel so comfortable and at home that you will think to yourself “ah, there you are.” In the meantime, stop stressing about these things. Enjoy the uncertainty. The best things in life are always worth waiting for. Never forget that.

“Everything comes to you at the right moment. Be patient.” –unknown

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