Limit the frazzle: Make different choices
January 6, 2011
Think about the fall semester. On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), how busy were you? Some of you are thinking, “I was a 15!”
What contributed to your busyness? Classes, of course. What else? A job or two (or three). A student organization or two (or three). Campus events, working out, video games, Facebook, television.
How did you choose your involvements? Which ones matched your values, passions, and purpose and contributed to what you want for your life? And which just contributed to a constant state of busyness?
We make many choices every day. Are we pausing to make these choices intentionally, or are we allowing ourselves to get drawn into every time sucker that comes along? Letting each day fill with stuff we don’t care much about creates stress, frustration, and exhaustion. Each day becomes a chore.
However, being selective about our involvements—focusing on a few things we love, activities that enhance our personal and career interests—can bring joy and satisfaction…and a little room to breathe.
As the next round of classes approaches, what will you choose—another semester of frenzied chaos or one that’s less busy and more rewarding and fun?
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