It’s no secret that we are all super busy. The phrase “I’m free three weeks on Thursday” is very normal for my friends and I and it’s something I would never want to change. I love that my friends and family are living their own lives and aiming for their own goals, keep hustling along gang.
Yet people love to tell you just HOW busy they are. How are you? Busy. How’s your week been? Busy. Where did this month go? I don’t know I’ve been so busy. Am I the only person who thinks it’s a boring thing to say?
Tell me something I don’t know my sweet. How about what you’ve been up too? That’s way more interesting.
I kind of switch off if someone tells me that they’re busy, as it’s the equivalent of saying I ate breakfast this morning, it’s a given. If they’d said I’ve had such a quiet week I’d be like WHY? HOW? what happened? What’s your secret??
It gets worse when the phrase becomes a competition or excuse.
I’ve just been so booked up that I forgot you existed, sorry. Having things to do cannot be an excuse to not reply, not call back, or ignore the attempts someone makes to see you.
Spoiler alert – we’re all busy. You have to find time, MAKE time – if you figure out how let me know – and if that person is a good pal then they will. 100% of the time. It might be in two weeks time, but they’ve still made time for you.
PS don’t bore them with a story about how preoccupied you’ve been when you do eventually see them. Instead tell them what has been keeping you on your toes or bored, either one is more interesting.
We all have so much on, even in our free time we set ourselves additional goals or projects. Perhaps we have to do all the house jobs, pop to the bank and send back parcels, that’s a full day you’ve got yourself there already.
I love having a long to do list and being productive (when I can), rather that than twiddling my thumbs all day everyday – though that does happen sometimes too.
But am I going to bore some poor soul with saying I’m busy? No.
I also go with the rule that if another person has time to see you, then you have time to see them. Simple eh?
Do you find that everyone reminds you how busy they are?