SO today I got to thinking about my Time Management, and this imaged popped into my head…. Namely because a reference was made to it in one of the books I am reading called “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands.” Which I really like, because it cracks me up; in it Dr. Laura Schlessinger rips apart women for not taking better care of thier husbands. Chapter Two is called “The White Rabbit Syndrome.” We all know the White Rabbit from Alice and Wonderland… he runs around like a crazy person carrying an oversize pocket watch and singing the following song:
No Time to say Hello! Goodbye!
I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!
To myself I was thinking, am I too busy singing the “I’m Late” song to have meaningful interactions with people. I think 95% of the time when people ask my how I’m doing, or what’s new with me I talk about how busy I am. And I’m thinking to myself WHO CARES Tacy!!! Isn’t everyone busy. I mean sometimes I feel like I spend way too much of my time complaining… do you see this vicious cycle, I am Wasting Time talking about being busy!!!!
So my new goal is when people ask me how I’m doing, or even if they need a favor I am not going to sing the I’m late/busy/tired/stressed/song.
ON another note I just learned this week (from the same book) that there is a condition called “Hurried Women Syndrome” a term coined by the medical community who listened to woman’s complaints about their busy lifestyles. Sypmtoms include weight gain, moodiness and fatigue (sounds like PMS to me… but who knows I’m no doctor), due to the stress of putting too much on your plate… not accomplishing all of it and then feeling like junk becaue you “failed.” So in connection with the above goal to not “sing the song” I am also trying to say no to more things… you should try it, it feels fabulous.