Nicky's Nuggets to Real Life Stress
You: Hey, How are you?
Acquaintance: Girl, I'm so busy lately, I don't know if I'm coming or going?
You: Oh really, what are you busy with?
Acquaintance: I don't even know anymore [face begins to get less happy], I'm just soo busy with the kids, work, and I don't even know what else.
The reality is busy is defined by me as "Being Uselessly Stressed Yesterday". Most people who are too busy and have no idea what they are busy with because most of it isn't adding a lot of quality to their days. It's just work that keeps them from focusing on their gifts and works that the world needs. STOP It already. I don't know about you, but I want to create an unconventional lifestyle where busy isn't even a concept.
The way to do that is to focus on shifting from 1 phase to another while recognizing when the older phases sneak in. Time freedom is defined as Shifting from Being Busy to Deliberately Creating an Unconventional LIfestyle. These phases include: 1) BUSY (chaotic, restricted, obligated), 2) Struggle to Juggle (overwhelmed, frozen, time blocks) 3) Laxafocus (lackadaisical, lazy, lack focus), 4) React (Flight, Fight, Fainting Goat), 5) Organized (Relaxed, Productive, Systems), 6) Prioritizing (Responder, Unconventional Resources, Controlled), 7) DUL (Fun, Freeing, Fluid).
Do you want to have intention to move deliberately through the world, creating an unconventional lifestyle while allowing a gap to be able to respond to life's plot twist? Can you accept that life does throw plot twist because we cannot control the way others view us, react, mother nature, or many other punches in the face that show up? Can you prepare for them? Maybe not, but you can leave a gap to be able to respond and then to keep moving.