Everybody’s busy – this seems to be the thing to say when an invitation is declined instead of saying “I’m sorry you can’t attend”. While it is easy to get caught up in all the opportunities life offers today; it’s also easy to waste a lot of time with cable tv, mobile device games, and other internet surfing.
People are as busy as they want to be. There are times when work and personal activities collide and a little hustle is required. The hours of the day are full. This hustle doesn’t last forever.
Adults can take control of their time to fulfill their responsibilities such as work and family. If life becomes too hassled and full, it may be time to re-evaluate the “time-suckers”. Do they fall within personal priorities?
If someone declines your invitation, it may not mean they are too busy, it simply means that event is at the same time as something else that day.
December 26th I passed a Valentine display at Wal-Mart. It gave me a frustrated pause. We live in this world of being never satisfied, wanting instant gratification, and rushing to the next thing. Any chance those in retail encourage and promote this mindset? There are entire Seasonal sections of big box stores. These sections are the gateway to the buyer not being happy in the moment. What’s coming up next?
It is our responsibility to control how much we let outside forces like advertising, email and other social media control our time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about planning when it’s pertinent to my priorities and not because Hallmark thinks I need to purchase cards and candy six weeks early. What do you do to not let these outside messages take over your time and day-planner?