When asked “how are you doing?” do you respond with something like ” Good, busy but good.”? What does that mean? Is it a ‘pat’ answer? What are you busy at? It seems busy is laudable. Busy is respected. Busy is expected? But is busy meaningful, productive or healthy?
What would happen if you change the response? What if you said ” Good question. Let me think about that.” ” I am really enjoying my time at work and feeling like we are accomplishing all our goals. I get to spend time with family and friends and much needed time alone. My health is good and I am in a great place emotionally.” Too much? Maybe, but certainly more meaningful than ‘busy’.
My confession is that I don’t feel busy. I don’t strive to feel busy. I love the pace that I am able to live life at. Am I…
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