Today, don’t tell people how busy you are.
If you asked my husband, I think he’d say that my most irritating quality is my desire to just do “one more thing” before bed,…
Fast from scheduling anything after work today. Pray: Waste some time with God today. (Preferably not during work hours, i.e. don’t get fired!) Give yourself…
Our new level of connectedness is a wonderful thing — perhaps the greatest blessing technology has brought us. But it has created a new problem. In this hyper-connected world, time in which you can do nothing is rare.
Despite how highly I value and seek out serenity, I am linked continuously to my workplace and other obligations, so it’s all too easy to feel pressured by the things I could be doing — like Fran in Black Books, cursing under her breath while answering her cell phone as she’s running late for yoga.
The seeds were planted centuries ago with the Puritan work ethic — epitomized by Isaac Watt’s 1700s hymn for children praising the worker bee, which includes the lines:
In works of labour or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.