If you’re like me, you can easily find yourself stuck doing the busyness of life instead of the business that must get done. My wife and I have five children and it doesn’t take long for evening to come and we wonder what in the world happened to the day while looking at our checklist that didn’t get done. We can come up with multiple excuses:
“We have a large family-it’s crazy!”
“There’s too much to get done.”
“If only we lived closer to family.”
The list could go on. Trust me. We’ve said them all.
As I step back, though, and take an assessment of my life, could it be that we get caught up in our culture’s new norm-of being too busy. We have allowed it to be okay to be too busy. Thus allowing the busyness of life to run our day to day.
Busyness only brings frustration, stress, depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, etc. There’s never satisfying busyness. There’s always more “busy.” Whether running from sport to sport, preparing meals, helping at the soup kitchen, getting together with neighbors, running this errand and that errand, oh, and I haven’t even mentioned parenting or going to work.
I’ve found that I’m exhausted just by typing this. Don’t get me wrong, everybody is busy, but when you’re busy to the point of suffering from the likes of stress, depression, sleeplessness, and anxiety, then you know you have a serious problem. And you need to get it sorted before it really starts to take a toll on your mental and physical wellbeing.
There are things you can do to stop your suffering from all of the above problems. Many people find the sweet and sour widow strain of cannabis can help alleviate some, if not all, of those problems. You see, cannabis has been found to reduce anxiety and depression, help people relax and therefore sleep better, and remove any pent up stress. I also have friends who live in England who also suffer from these symptoms, and they have found that buying CBD oil in the UK is one of the best decisions that they have ever made. Apparently, since using CBD, they have found that their symptoms have been greatly reduced.
So, at least there are options for everyone to consider. To be honest, for quite a lot of people out there, the solution to stress, anxiety, or depression, might just be a simple case of investing in some cbd flowers. That being said, please remember that if you are considering using any natural remedies like CBD products as part of your mental health toolkit, then it is crucial that you speak to a doctor first.
A busy life is what makes the world go round, but too busy a life is not good for anyone to experience. So, stop! Don’t stop life, but stop and do a life assessment. Where do I/we want to be in five years, 10 years, 20 years, etc? Is what we’re doing now going to get us there? What kind of adults do we want our kids to turn into? Busy adults or purposeful and meaningful adults?
Don’t allow busy to rob you of joy, peace, parenting, your spouse, your friends or your calling.
Though not always perfect, my wife and I decided years ago that we WILL NOT schedule our life around our busyness (aka activities), but rather we will schedule ours and our kid’s activities, sports, etc. around our life.
Go ahead and take an assessment. Are you stuck in busyness? Or, do you mean business!