Busy vs Full

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a long time, but there are about a million other things I should/could/need to do and a million others that I’ve been doing. And so it has waited patiently on my to-do list for far too long.

Why do I do this, why does anyone put off things that should be done? For me, it’s because these are the tasks I see as “nice to do” instead of essential. When I have so many other things that demand my attention – kids, spouse, animals, work duties with hard deadlines – the “sometime this month” tasks become “sometime this quarter”.

The other day I was talking to someone about how busy I am and she replied, “We’re all busy”. Her comment has been on my mind since. Being busy is an excuse without any weight behind it. I either value what I am doing or I don’t. If I value something, see it as important, I will find the time to get it done.

After feeling reprimanded by the comment, I’ve decided to see my life as full – not busy. I choose what I put into my full life. Today I choose to take the time to write because it’s important.

Jess Gainer

procrastination meme - busy vs full

Limitless Book Review

After reading the book Limitless by Jim Kwik, I have changed a few patterns in my life and improved my overall outlook. My takeaways from the book were:

  • To start your day intentionally positively. I’ve started my morning routine with reading, getting ready, and then finding one thing I can do to make my day better. Most days that’s cleaning. Therefore, my mornings have become my gift to my future self.
  • Read more. I have a stack of books on my dresser that I have every intention of reading. So, this was my reminder that I enjoy reading and should take the time to do it. I like waking up and starting my morning with a good book, keeps me in my warm bed but wakes up my mind.
  • Read faster, learn something new. Kwik gives some tips and tools for speed reading so I’ve been trying them out as I read. This has not only been good for working through the aforementioned stack of books, but it has also been good for me to push myself. I’m working on something that challenges me and gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Limitless book cover

Limitless was well worth the read. Jim Kwik has a positive twist on everything and is easy to understand. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Jessica Gainer