I’m swamped. My life is so busy. I wish I had time for that. I never have a moment to myself. I’m on the go 24/7/365.
Sound familiar? We live in a culture that cultivates busy-ness, that worships a god called productivity. We live amid data, devices that demand our attention, television and radio and internet broadcasts that scream desperately for us to follow them. We live in an economy that demands we buy more even if we don’t need it.
No wonder we’re overwhelmed.
What if we took a step back and subtracted? Omitted from our lives the things that weren’t truly important. Cut away the convenient. Rejected distractions that did not serve us.