“The moment you tell yourself you’re too busy is the moment you stop thinking creatively about how to get other potentially important items into your schedule and your routine.”
Take the Stairs
How many times have you heard or have yourself said “crazy busy”. In my circles it seems to be the new catch phrase – or if not new, the most overused. According to Vaden’s Take the Stairs the issue lies with poor time management. It is not an issue of being too busy, it is a scheduling issue.
I’m guilty. I say that I’m too crazy busy to add another pta event, another work responsibility, another kid sporting event/activity, or other item to my schedule. After reading this book, and knowing that what you say you come to believe, I am not crazy busy. The reality is that is that I either have schedule conflicts OR I just want to lay on my couch eating bon bons doing nothing as usual and do nothing else.
Going forward I will omit “crazy busy” from my vernacular (though I will retain cursing and 80’s speak to keep things interesting). I will think creatively about how I can possibly juggle anything more into my schedule. Please don’t be offended if and when I say, “No, I just don’t want to do your event or take on another responsibility.”