I'm sorry, I've just been so busy... June 30, 2009 15:12
How many times have I said those words to my nearest and dearest, friends and acquaintances. I thought about this the other day and I realised what I was actually saying was, ’I’m sorry I haven’t called you recently but I have been too distracted by other things that were more fun’ or, ‘sorry, I didn’t prioritise meeting you, I’ve been lazy and thoughtless’…Whatever it is, the fact of the matter is that we are never too busy to do most of the things we are supposed to but we use it as an excuse all the time.
You are never too busy to call your friend, visit your mum or too busy to clean out the rabbit cage, or do the dishes. You just make the choice not to and fill those moments with something you want to do instead.
Saying you are too busy is only true if you are out mountineering without a mobile, finishing your year end accounts on the last day before they are due, hosting a party for 20 under 5’s or painting the exterior of your house from dawn till dusk.
I promise that I will never say those meaningless words again and I apologise if I’ve ever said them to you.