How truly busy are you? I have become one of those people who will continually say to others, “We’re so busy; let me check our calendars…” or “I need to go, I’m busy right now.” And the reality is that my time is being spent doing something; I’m definitely not lying. However, the question is, “What am I busy doing?”; “Is what I’m doing more important than making time for friends and family?”; “Is what I’m filling my time with well-spent and a value of mine?” I don’t give these questions much thought as time flies by and our schedules fill up. Daniel and I have grown to be more mindful of selecting social gatherings and volunteer commitments of value to us, but still… I still catch myself saying I am too busy to loved ones. This all leads me to a recent article my friend shared with me: The ‘Busy’ Trap. I highly encourage you to read this. It paints a true perspective about our busy lives and the choices we make to be “too busy” when in reality we can achieve happiness by another (less busy) approach. After reading the article it made me want to pack my bags and move to a small remote community. I know it sounds drastic, but it’s based on my belief that a simple life spent carefully with the people that matter and doing the things that matter is what I want to say I’ve lived when I am on my death bed. After you read the article, please let us know what you think!