Sunday, February 24, 2008

Is it Worth The Effort?


Rest is really what takes your mind off the normal things you do every day. So if you normally write, then the opposite is restful-reading. Some people love science and math. Sometimes they do one thing all week and then reading an article on an interesting topic can completely reenergize them. Another thought, is busy worth it?

This week was a crazy one for our family. Our son was in Divisionals for Basketball, another son had his college music recital the same night, I had a personal appearance, and we have tons of business things going on. Not to mention that I spent time discussing contracts with my agent, a marketing company, and a sponsor for the Mrs. Montana pageant.

The craziness came in that none of these things were scheduled in the same town. We had to run up to a town an hour and a half away, back to home, back to the basketball tournament, back to town for the university recital, back to the basketball tournament, back to town for the personal appearance, back to the basketball tournament. So we put several hundred miles a day on our car. But no one knew our team would go as far as they did!

I'd say it threw a fly in the ointment, but it didn't. Even though it was a race to go back and forth to the other town for the tournament, it was with great joy we went back for every game the boys advanced to in the competition. In the end, our week was super busy, but well worth all the effort.

So that's the difference. When you add extra things into your schedule, can you say that those additions are worth the extra effort for you? If so, it isn't always exhausting. You may need some extra rest afterward, however, that just might be the sweetest you've had in a long time.

Weigh out the value of the busy life you are leading. Determine if it is one of satisfaction or stress. It makes all the difference in the world!

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