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The Value of Being Busy

By Randy Gage in Success, Prosperity.

We’ve talked a lot about self-discipline in the past.  Let’s look specifically at industry, or activity.

Activity promotes health and well-being.  If you’re active, you go to bed tired, sleep great, and wake up early.  You start the day fresh, looking forward to another day’s toil.  Your self-esteem improves.

When you’re active, you have a good appetite and digestion, have recreation for relief and actually enjoy work.  Even though you’re expending energy, it’s always regenerating itself.

Active people have no time for gossip, lethargy, or depression.  Those states are for people that do too little and eat too much.   Nothing changes your state better than activity.

So how you doing on that?


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23 thoughts on “The Value of Being Busy

  1. John Lowery says:

    I took 2 months off this year and did virtually nothing, and I was bored to death. I was aching to do something even if it was just volunteering.

  2. Denise says:

    Running a half-marathon on Sunday to benefit the leukemia and lymphoma society. Life is good! 😉

  3. Olks says:

    I was just complaining for being too busy these days; it´s absolutely true, you don´t have time for gossips or any other foolishness. I see that I´ve been blessed,
    thank you very much
    Kind regards

  4. Anonymous says:

    Terrible. I feel depressed and lethargic. I don’t want to be busy, I just want to sleep.

    I fell asleep playing a game with my son the other day. Then he told me I was grouchy, and I ate way to many almonds in one day.

    The only person that hugged me today was my dog, and she’s not really a person. Plus, her fur is terrible shape, it is sticking out every which way, and I’m not sure she can even see anything anymore.

    Self-discipline is tricky for me. Sometimes even when I am really busy, I’m not sure I am working on the right things. 🙁

    1. Randy Gage says:

      Please get a complete physical checkout with your physician and also a vitamin mineral and rule out any physical conditions which could be causing that.


      1. Anonymous says:

        Thanks Randy, I will. I think it may have something to do with a dosage increase for a medication I have been taking. I should definitly check in with the MD on that one. 🙂

        I have decided medication can be really great, and make you feel lots better, or make you feel worse than you did in the first place!

        1. Vineet says:

          Grab a copy of Fit for Life – Part 1 and 2 and it will change your overall well being !!

  5. Michele says:

    Does anyone else notice that full days seem to pass more slowly than empty ones? I wonder if it’s because they are more fulfilling and satisfactory.

    Just an observation.

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  7. Mary-Ellen says:

    I look at being active and being busy as two very different things. I think most people that are busy are quite often avoiding being still because then they have to actually think about their life, which often times they are trying to avoid. I look at active, as healthy if it includes exercise, eating right and doing things that improve the quality of life I am living. Motion equals emotion, so if you are depressed, it’s a great way to lift your state. Try to put your sholders back, look up and slap a big smile on your face. It’s almost impossible, unless you really want to fight it, to be depressed while in that posture.

    1. Joe G says:

      Good points, Mary Ellen. When I hear someone say they are “busy,” I ask, “doing what?” I typically see a perplexed look on their face. Most are “busy” living “lives of quiet desperation.” As Blaise Pascal said, “ALL of man’s problems stem from his inability to sit in a room, quietly, alone.” That said, I just got back from a great family road trip to Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Fabulous area of the country.

      1. Mary-Ellen says:

        So glad you are taking in such beautiful places with your family. I agree, life should and could be so easy these days if people would just stop, think, and plan. Remember the days before fax machines or cell phones? Those inventions cut out 6 hours of my day. The rest is up to us. I read something recently that said in the 1930’s, people took in over 1 year, what we take in on a given day. It’s, for me, all about focusing on value of time. The rest falls into place. God bless you and your family Joe.

  8. david pierson says:

    you nailed it Randy… my Mom was retired for the last 30 years but any time I called… oh I’m so busy… load of shit.. had to put in her in a home.. I threw out three vans full of crap.. why do old people think they have to cover up ever square inch of space with crap…sorry for my rant… you come in this world with nothing.. you leave with nothing…
    the sooner you get comfortable with that idea the better you will be…

  9. Radu says:

    Hi Randy,
    Totally agree with you here.I tested myself.When I’m very proactive-meditation,reading,implementing,sport,business activities -I feel a great energy and want to do more.6 hours per night are enough for me and in the morning I’m getting up fresh and ready to do more:)
    Definitely we want to make from our work a personal value.
    Thanks for sharing,

  10. Great stuff Randy. By putting ‘being busy’ into practice you soon don’t feel busy, just motivated and buzzing. Then you’re in position to raise the bar again and again to reach what you’re truly capable of.

  11. Josefine says:

    Exactly my thoughts. Love the part: “Active people have no time for gossip, lethargy, or depression. Those states are for people that do too little and eat too much”.

    Let’s hope that your post is read by the right people.

    I love busy days, but as mentioned in other comments, it has to be positively busy, such as fitness, money-making tasks and the right people around.

    Thanks Randy! :o)

  12. lyn says:

    Last week I had 3 different visits at work, plus an special event at my businnes and I had to organize or help organizing everything. I was soooo busy but sooo satisfied, my productivity improved and I felt great. I want to be busy, I need it…

    The last few weeks I was a bit more lazy over all…and yesterday I said to myself; OK that’s enough! Back to the Gym! 🙂
    Greetz from Holland!

  14. Joe says:

    I sometimes feel like I am busy with the wrong things. However, I view it as a process. I look at everything I do and evaluate the value of continuing to do it.

    Randy is right. Being busy/active keeps you from the destructive habits. Since I have become more active (just finished my first marathon), I feel I have gotten stronger in the non-physical aspects of life as well.

    And I continue to progress. Being active physically is just the fuel for the fire to propel you forward in all other areas of your life.

    As always, thanks Randy.

  15. KH Koh says:

    If nothing else, activity induces production of good hormones in our body.

    So, “Get up and do something!” is probably the best advice for anyone who feels they need cheering up.


  16. Hi Randy,

    Doing well in this department.

    My girlfriend and I are travelling Southeast Asia – Bali for 2 weeks, now in Phuket – and we work out like fiends, biking everywhere. It’s a “working holiday”, so I am working at my online business as always.

    Also hourly breaks for meditation, observation and affirmations, per usual.

    Nice, busy and effective acts.

    Have a powerful day!


  17. Randy,
    Keeping busy is a national pastime in my life. I need to find more ways to relax and have fun.

  18. jack foley says:

    I can totally relate to this. I get bored on holidays, always have my laptop and books, i love always being busy..


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