How do you find the stamina to keep going? When the day begins at 5:00 a.m. and ends sometime around midnight-thirty, where does your energy come from, your clarity of mind, your ability to multitask and keep track of it all? In the age of BlackBerries and iPads, smartphones and GPS devices, we are all moving at the speed our fingers can type, which is becoming increasingly faster. We plug new contacts into our phones and new addresses into our cars to hurry up and get there sooner to get on to the next client, the next appointment, the next meeting or even the next play date or friend for coffee.
It’s a fast paced world with lots to do; many of us juggling homes, careers, families, relationships and even trying to work out now and then.
So even if you’re successfully managing to eat relatively regularly and keep your job, tuck your kids in and help with homework, kiss your honey, walk the dog and pay your bills, how are you doing all of this?
The upside of all this busy-ness is if you’re motivated, either by your work (what luck!) or by your family (double luck!) you can really create and produce more than you ever thought possible. It’s the thought of your little ones’ faces when you tell them they can rent that tuba they’ve always wanted to play in the school band, or hurrying from a meeting to cook chicken and eat it at home with your significant other and kiss them in between bites that keeps you going. Good, strong coffee doesn’t hurt either.
Busy-ness is an interesting thing. It could potentially be its own scientific law, not dissimilar to Newton’s first law of motion, which discusses the fact that “a body in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by some outside force.” This, of course, being the exact opposite of inertia, which states, “a body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by some outside force.” Hmmm. Interesting.