Busy seems to be the latest buzz word and we hear it a lot at aspire cambridge; ask anyone how they are and the likely reply is ‘busy’; for some reason it seems to society that is you say you are ‘busy’ this must mean that you are successful, but is that really the case?
While it is clear to see that to some degree many of us are getting busier and busier all the time, but the worrying part of this is that studies show that being busy fits hand in hand with a decline in your health and from our own experiences this can easily be seen – so when you say you’re busy, are you publicly stating that your health is declining?
Many words in the English language have literal meaning, and there are other words that hold negative connotations and it means you feel that thing as soon as you hear it; we feel that ‘busy’ is one of those words – just the two syllables that make up the word ‘busy’ make us feel stressed when we hear it coming out of our own mouths.
We all know that stress leads to even more health conditions, so surely the first way we can avoid additional stress in our lives is if we stop using the ‘B word’. There is something called ‘mantras’ and ‘manifesting’, this means if you keep saying that you are busy and don’t have the time, soon you continue to be busy and won’t have the time – and before you know it your health will be on the decline.
In this modern day we feel that sometimes the word ‘busy’ can be overused but also glorified, while hard work does pay off, being balanced is a far better state of mind and will allow you to better take on the challenges to hand.
To achieve balance in your work life make sure you prioritise, make the time to fit in things that are important to you and manage your diary and workload to ensure that you don’t feel busy and stressed as this will not help you in the long term.
The next time someone asks you how you feel, instead of opening your mouth to say ‘busy’, stop and think. What answer could you give them instead of using the dreaded ‘B word’? It’s not as easy as you think, but this positive change will certainly help you.