There is not enough time to do everything I want to do in a day, week, month or year. That seems to be a common complaint in my life, not enough time, not enough time and simply not enough time!
Today I hit my tolerance. I seldom get bored (no time to get bored!) but from today I am bored with having the not-enough-time conversation with people who enquire how I am doing. I am bored with other people not having enough time as well and rather than analyse the why and how and the behaviour and the distraction I am going to end the conversation as of today.
RIP my sad conversation of “gosh I am so busy” and “golly there is so much to do” that I have fed and nurtured all these years. You have served me well with a wealth of rapport building and small talk that you have comforted me with and today, you are gone.
So what now? What conversation will I create in its place?
Here is conversation number one: The reality is that I create my life to be busy and I love it and feel that I am making the most of my time here. If I think back throughout my entire life if I ever had space to squeeze something in I did it, even as a child my games were of a grand scale and required much planning and organising and I have clear memories of random accomplishments.
So from this day forward I banish the not enough time/too busy conversation and will practice having more interesting, varied and positive conversations. Who knows I might even use that opportunity to inspire or humour someone…. you never know your luck.