Fact: We’re not busy, we have different priorities.

This has become a recurring theme that I couldn’t put in words but this graphic does it perfectly.

College, post-college, post-post-college. It happens. I used to be somewhat offended. I didn’t understand why people couldn’t hang out with me but had no problem hanging out with someone else. Taking it personally doesn’t help either, it only frustrates me and causes resentment. I finally figured it out. We’re not busy, we just have different priorities. Whether it’s with school, family, friends, events- we have a list that we categorize depending on our own priority standards.

We are not busy. We are given time and we choose to designate it to X or Y or Z. “I’m superrrrr busy,” is an excuse.

Here’s my thing: If I don’t think I can handle it, I try not to put it on my already-full-plate. I can’t do it all and that’s fine. I’ll save it for another day when I know I’m free.

Stop agreeing to do things that you know you’ll never actually do. It doesn’t help anyone. To a certain extent, it’s a social norm to be granted a ‘free pass’ when you don’t do something for someone that you said you were going to do. People notice when you don’t follow through, though, especially if it’s above 50% of the time.

-The Buried Life

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3 comments
  1. Truth! Did an entry about this in my idea journal.

  2. Reblogged this on A straight-up website. and commented:
    The months of October and November have been jam packed with group projects in both of my Advertising Media and Advertising Creative classes. Hearing the “I’m busy” excuse has been so frustrating, but a huge wake-up call that I have since learned very much from. My friend Thu sums up these thoughts quite nicely.

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