We’re not too busy. In fact, we can’t possibly be too busy. Maybe the better question is “too busy for what?”
Naturally, we do the things that are most important and/or necessary to us. This varies for each person, and may even vary day to day, hour to hour, or minute to minute. Using an excuse like “I’m too busy” is really no good. Confronting and admitting that something isn’t important enough, or enough of a priority at this time, is a better strategy.
If you are physically or mentally exhausted and sleep is what is most important to you, you sleep. This is the top of your list. Then we wake up and have another set of things to do, accomplish, and create. We tackle those things based on the priorities we set for ourselves. It doesn’t mean that everybody would agree on the efficiency of those tasks. It could be that Saturday means waking up, eating donuts, and sitting in front of the television. For those who might choose this, this is what was decided to be the most important thing.
But don’t say we’re “too busy”.
We’re not. We make choices. We make decisions. I guess you could try to say “I was too busy watching TV all day”, but people wouldn’t necessarily believe or appreciate that. What we’d really mean is that something else wasn’t enough of a priority.
Now, sometimes, a day on a couch to relax is just what is necessary to keep us in tune. There’s nothing wrong with this on occasion. However, if something is important enough, and I mean truly important enough, we’ll make time for it. We’ll make time to call that loved one. We’ll make time to talk and listen to each other. If it’s important enough, we will do it. We’re not too busy for the things that matter most.