Busyness Addiction

30 April 2015 Written by 

Busyness can be a distraction that keeps us from maintaining our sanity, leading a healthy life, and being available to simply love other people. When busyness fills my life, it makes me driven, cranky, anxious and sad.

 Perhaps we use busyness to prove to ourselves that our lives are not silly or trivial or meaningless. If we are so busy that we have every day booked and are in demand, then this must prove that we are valuable. We feel anxious and guilty if we are not working or “doing” something.

This is addiction.

My serenity is directly related to how well I can unhitch from busyness in my life. Living a life of serenity requires that I make personal choices that will allow me to be free of the addiction to busyness. To soar on the wind and to ride the waves of the Flow I must first lean into the quiet until my soul is still and at rest. I will trade exhaustion for peaceful joy.

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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