Ep 83 Addicted to Busy

July 12, 2023

Good morning from Martha’s Vineyard. Here’s what’s on my mind today. Busy-ness is an addiction. I have that scribbled on a piece of paper that sits on my desk. I have no idea why I wrote that down nor where it came from. I’m thinking about it today because my friend Sara has been with us for the last few days visiting and just this morning as we were getting ready to go to the airport, she said, Hey Con, since I arrived, I’ve been on my phone 26% less than usual, and I thought, aha, you really hit vacation mode.

I was thinking about when I first got here on the island. We’re in a two-story home and my bedroom is upstairs. When I’d come downstairs from my morning practice and realize I had left my phone, I’d immediately run upstairs to get it. Then I started thinking, I don’t need my phone. Why do I have to go upstairs? There’s a clock right there on the wall. Little by little I started picking up my phone less, or when we pulled away in the car and I realized I had left my phone in the house, I wouldn’t go back to get it. It’s been so liberating.

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