Quit the "Busy Trap"


  1. This is a great post, Molly! One quote that comes to mind that I’ve seen before and love: “Don’t prioritize your schedule. Schedule your priorities.” As you know, since you featured me on your blog last year, I work full-time, own my own skincare business with Rodan and Fields, and let’s face it, as a woman, I’m also primarily responsible for running my household (and do far more than 50% of the work there!) so I can definitely relate to the “I’m too busy” argument!

  2. I really struggle with this a lot. I am a working mom so I never feel like there is enough time in the day but I really like what you said about not glorifying being busy. Most of the time I do that but I realize people do not care what is on my to-do list, only I do. I will say that being stressed and glorifying being busy are two different things. But I have realized I need to step back and take things off my to-do list and concentrate on my family, my baby, and enjoying time with God. I actually wrote a post about it here: http://adayinthelife-megma1717.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-little-things.html

  3. Oh, Molly… you are speaking directly to my heart today! I don’t do “new year resolutions,” but my goal in 2014 is to simplify and prioritize my life – and I needed this reminder today. As a wife, nurse, grad student, life group leader, yada, yada, yada – I get BUSY! You are so not alone! And the wasting time on the interwebs and snacks and naps – that’s me! Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing this today!

    P.S., I feel like we would be great friends if we ever met IRL (in real life… I’m a former gamer’s wife 🙂 )

  4. No you’re not alone. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with everything I have going on between working full time, grad school, real estate school, blogging and family that I don’t stop to take a breath and really look at things. I do have time, I think the problem for me is that when I do have free time, I want it to be “me” time. And that’s where I fall into my “busy” trap. But you are right, we have to make time!

  5. You’re sooo right Molly! At first I was MAD because I AM BUSY! But in truth you hit the nail on the head. Too shay Molly too shay. 🙂

  6. This is a struggle. For me, I get tricked into thinking I am busier than I am because I waste so much time playing on my phone or scrolling through social media feeds etc. After some time passes I am like “Shoot, I didn’t get anything done. I am so busy!” Good reminder to slow down, be real with ourselves and re-prioritize.
    Angela 🙂

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