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Being Busy : The Dis-Ease

3rd January 2020


The disease of being “busy” (and let’s call it what it is, the dis-ease of being busy, when we are never at ease) is spiritually destructive to our health and wellbeing. It saps our ability to be fully present with those we love the most in our families, and keeps us from forming the kind of community that we all so desperately crave.



The trend is always to tell our friends and colleagues that we are busy. But to what end? Do we not want to be offered more work, do we want to lose out on social events, is it necessary for us to create a world where we have no spare time?


Let's move away from busy and create a work life balance that gives us the space to develop and the freedom to be creative. Only then can we truly become the best of ourselves.


As part of this move away from busy-ness I am working with clients to improve their goal setting and business development. To ensure that the message they are sending out to their clients, team, social media following, is healthy and positive. Knowing how to move your business from one stage to the next requires planning and positivity, both of which are often deemed time consuming and not always productive.  


But that's just not true, delay and failure can be down to a lack of process, not setting achievable goals with possible review dates and not reviewing regularly and celebrating the wins whilst understanding the fails.


Move out of the busy and into the planned and positive, I'm always happy to talk through any plans or idea blocks to see if we can make them a reality.


And remember.....   In many Muslim cultures, when you want to ask them how they’re doing, you ask: in Arabic, Kayf haal-ik? or, in Persian, Haal-e shomaa chetoreh? How is your haal?  What is this haal that you inquire about? It is the transient state of one’s heart. In reality, we ask, “How is your heart doing at this very moment, at this breath?” When I ask, “How are you?” that is really what I want to know.


I am not asking how many items are on your to-do list, nor asking how many items are in your inbox. I want to know how your heart is doing, at this very moment. Tell me. Tell me your heart is joyous, tell me your heart is aching, tell me your heart is sad, tell me your heart craves a human touch. Examine your own heart, explore your soul, and then tell me something about your heart and your soul.


Tell me you remember you are still a human being, not just a human doing.


written by Omid Safi and loved by me! 💛