Breaking Busy: Finding Your Purpose


I’ve finished Chapter three of Breaking Busy, Calling.  This really has my thinking cap on.  The assignment is to think about and try to answer 6 questions:

  1. “What activities have you loved since childhood?”  — I said, swimming and being outside.
  2. “Discover what you Love” — Being a mom, hanging with my family, working out
  3. “What tugs at your heart” — Dealing with Grief, abused/neglected/needy children
  4. “If money were no object what would you do for free?” — Cook any thing and everything I could find, volunteer randomly (soup kitchens, races, animal shelters, etc), and work the seasonal department at Lowes (I know this isn’t “free,” but it really is my dream job)
  5. “What energizes you?” — QT (Quality Time) with the boys, working out, writing a good blog post, and getting a good deal
  6. “What is something everyone says you’re good at?” — Well I didn’t know so I asked a handful of people (Yeah that felt a little silly, but I asked anyway).  Ben and my sister both said being a mom, Friend #1 said listening, understanding, and communication, and Friend #2 said, swimming, saving money and craftiness.

So, what does this mean?  At this point, I have no idea.  But, I think they are good questions to ask oneself when trying to Break Busy.  I think it’s putting things in perspective, but not just the things that “should” be at the top of my priority list.  I think to think about things I LIKE too.  That’s kinda fun.  So I’ll have some small talk with God, with myself, and my counselor and see what we can come up with for my Breaking Busy plan.

What are some of your answers to these questions?  What else would you ask yourself when trying to break busy?


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