Thursday, October 14, 2010

Are You Busy?

Parents are usually so busy.  There's work, household chores, playing with your children, school, sports, other activities, play groups, and the list goes on.  It often seems like you run all day in 5th gear and then crash at the end.  But is this God's best?

In his article Busyness Is the New Spirituality, Dave Kraft makes the case (from culture and from the example of Jesus) that most of us are far too busy.  The tricky part is that we are usually busy with good things.  But this can lead to "a deep, deep sense of exhaustion -- emotional, spiritual, and physical."

Does this sense of exhaustion characterize you?  Here is what he offers as the solution:
  1. Learn to say no.
  2. Intentionally slow down.
  3. Think strategically when you make decisions.
  4. Simplify your life by de-cluttering your busy schedule.
Read the full article.

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