You Know You Are Too Busy When…

I might be a bit overextended.  Yes.  Yes, I am.  Fall was fine.  I did not feel too busy at all.  Right now, I am very much looking forward to summer.  Considering that we really have the luxury of developing our own schedule, I take full responsibility.  I should never have signed myself up for karate, violin, piano, theatre, co-op, and….

Oh wait, those aren’t my activities.  Well, you get the idea.  We’re busy.  Too busy.  How do you know you are too busy?  Here are some of the signs:

  • You have to wake your kids up at 5:30 to make a 7:00 a.m. dentist’s appointment because that is the only time you have available.
  • You leave a bag by the door in which to stuff your children’s current schoolwork to do “on the run”.
  • You have googled the ingredients in Ensure, the drink they give elderly patients who have stopped eating, to find out if it would be a suitable meal replacement for busy days.  You also have a beer bong waiting in your Amazon cart with which to administer said Ensure.
  • When your friends invite you out, they start with, “I know you probably can’t go but…”
  • You have three outfits in rotation so that you don’t have to waste time deciding what to wear.
  • You are considering cutting the hair you have been growing out for half a year because it takes 5 extra minutes a day to blow dry it.
  • You time yourself putting on your underwear and bra and then evaluate whether or not you can continue to sacrifice that time daily.
  • You don’t have time to discuss your favorite author with your mom, who has recently fallen in love with her too.
  • The novel your 11 year old daughter is writing is longer than the one you are writing.
  • You shove your vitamins into your pants pocket each morning to pop in your mouth when you have a spare moment.
  • Grocery shopping online takes too long.
  • You wonder about the ethics of reading an online synopsis of your book club book.
  • You are excited to get dental work done because you might be able to fall asleep during it.
  • Your husband asks you if you are planning to pull a Lisa Nowak because you have been googling astronaut diapers.
  • You don’t really have time to cancel the activities for which you have no time.
  • When you notice a free hour in your schedule, you scour your calendar to find the activity you surely recorded on the wrong day.
  • You have a blog post forming in your head for six months before you finally have a chance to write it.

I think it might be time to eliminate some of our activities and appointments.  How about you?


2 Responses to You Know You Are Too Busy When…

  1. I signed my son up for a a swim class (late, because I kept meaning to call) and now have to move him to another class because his already has something booked on the date of each remaining class. That’s what I get for not checking my “organizer”….

  2. I hear you Liz. It’s amazing what we do to our schedules. I am so thankful for the calendar on my phone and the new icloud’s promise to protect it for life.

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