I knew I had a problem with busyness when every time someone prayed for me they would mention the verse ‘Be still, and know that I am God'(Psalm 46:10).
I was a speedaholic – too busy for God, too busy to build any strong or even close relationships and my health was suffering. I wasn’t alone. I interviewed more than 1,000 people for my book and discovered that:
- 75% agree that there is never enough time to get through the things they need to do each day.
- 64% don’t feel that they give their close relationships enough time.
- 44% see their best friends only once a month or less.
- 63% feel regularly stressed or tired.
We can’t have great relationships if we are too stressed, too tired or too busy. We can fool ourselves that a slower day is coming but the truth is that it rarely does. If we really want to lead less stressful lives then we need to make different choices. Continue reading