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The Business of being busy

I am a Registered Librarian but now I am a Customer Service Representative.

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How do you define busy?

Defining "busy" is very hard to define. As I check the meaning of the word "busy" in Google dated 18/01/2020, the following are the result:


adjective: having a great deal to do. "he had been too busy to enjoy himself"


verb: keep occupied. "she busied herself with her new home"


So, what makes us busy?


I work more than 8 hours a day. How it happened? Officially, my job shift starts with 7:00AM to 4:00PM, however, I need to wake up myself around 4:00AM in preparation of myself (taking a bath, breakfast, fixing my clothes, brushing my teeth, etc.), then I will do my ride a bus or a jeep up to my place of work. And needs to be in front of my computer at 6:30AM to open all my system tools up to 6:45AM, then, there is a pre-shift meeting at 6:50AM before accepting a call from Australian customers at exactly 7:00AM. Taking a break of 15 minutes around 9:15AM to 9:30AM depends upon the length of the previous call. Then, after 15 minutes, go back immediately to accept new calls. Then, around 10:30AM up to 11:30AM will be my lunch break, but just like the first break, it depends upon the length of the previous call. After one hour lunch break, go back immediately to accept new calls. Around 1:15PM to 1:30PM, will fall my last break, again, it depends upon the length of the last call. Go back immediately to accept new calls after the last break, but I have to make sure that I will finish my last call for the day around 2:00PM because I have a meeting with the team starting 2:00PM up to 4:00PM. But technically, since, there are some of us in the team, cannot manage to finish the last call at 2:00PM, the start of the meeting will be delayed. And since the meeting was delayed, the end of the meeting will be delayed also. After the two-hour scheduled daily meeting, there will be an audit by the team leader to each of our computers, just to check if we have pending orders, incomplete interactions, incomplete activities from the calls that we've received that day. The audit will take around 10 to 20 minutes depends upon the technicality of each of the members of the team. So, usually, we end leave the premises around 5:00PM. Then, travel time going home takes 1 to 2 hours depends if there are traffic on the line.


Then, when in home, there are some thing to accomplish like household chores.


I usually do my online activities after some household chores as well as during my rest days. During weekdays, my online activities will only last about 2 to 3 hours for the sake I am going to rest to sleep to get some strength for the next day.

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The Reason of being busy

Are we enjoying being busy?

Are we finding time for ourselves to enjoy while busy?

Who are the people behind why we want to be busy?

Technically, my business of being busy is for the sake of my family. My wife and my two sons. Is it worth of being busy?

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Thank God, that even I am that busy, I still find time to pray daily during my quite times (e.g., when I wake up for a new day, before I leave my house, before taking a ride for a safe travel, once I arrive in the workplace, before I start to accept every call, after I resolve the concern of the customer, after my work day, before and after taking my meals, once I arrive in my house, before I go to sleep to have a new day).

I also find time to pray during Sundays because me and my family go to the church for praise and worship.

So, how about you? How do you find yourself being busy?

Do you still find time to go to church every Sunday?

Do you still find time to take about 1-2 minutes prayer in each of your daily activities like what I've mentioned with my previous paragraphs?

Do you still know all the reasons, why you are busy?

Why you need to be busy? At the end, our physical body will suffer when we're always busy. The medicine of being busy of our physical body is prayer. Prayer that makes our spiritual and emotional consciousness will be awake again and again and not to be dead all out.

We need to be busy for the sake of all who rely with us.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Luis G Asuncion

Comments

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 26, 2020:

Nice to know pastors here like you William and Manatita. Thanks for dropping by.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on January 26, 2020:

Busy is good as long as it's not toooo busy. Besides being a pastor, I have two part-time jobs that I work with my wife.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 25, 2020:

Yes Ann. I love my work. Although, there are chances that I am not contended. Thanks for commenting.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 25, 2020:

You certainly are busy but it sounds as though you have it all organised well. We need to be busy to earn money, to exercise our creativity and to avoid boredom. Then we appreciate relaxation so much more.

You sound content with your life and you obviously enjoy helping others. This is great.

Ann

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 19, 2020:

Thanks Peggy for that wonderful comment. Have a great day coming ahead.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 19, 2020:

Thanks Devika for the comment. Enjoy for your Monday.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 19, 2020:

You have given us an insight into your daily life and what you do to make a living. Your being busy is obviously motivated by the love of your family. May you have good health and enjoy the times you spend in your leisure hours.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 19, 2020:

Luis G Asuncion I like your explanation about what you do each working day. Sounds busy and busy means you are never bored with your lifestyle.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

Thanks Ruby for that comment. We just arrive from church service. Preparing for the lunch now. God bless.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 18, 2020:

I love being busy. I enjoy keeping my house neat, and I do go to church on Sunday. I also enjoy writing and you've written a fine piece on keeping busy. Thank you.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

You're too busy attending with your grandchildren. How I wish I will reach that to take care of my grandchildren. My eldest son is only 14 years old and the youngest is 9. They occasionally fight each other for petty reasons. And when they fight, my heart tumbling up and down.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

You're welcome Eric. I appreciate your comment here. Happy weekend.

RoadMonkey on January 18, 2020:

I am retired but am still pretty busy. Tonight, I have 3 grandchildren staying, which means getting them all ready tomorrow. There are meals to cook, cleaning and laundry to do and many other things too. Then after that, I get a chance to go on the internet. I would love to be on it more but I am too busy!

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

I agree with you Bill. Being busy is a necessity for the preparation of being happy in the future. Thanks for commenting. Happy weekend.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 18, 2020:

I like the notion and theme. Thanks for the info.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 18, 2020:

When I was younger I was busy out of necessity. Work meant money meant bills paid. Today I'm as busy as I want to be. My main necessity today is to be happy. :)

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

Thanks Pamela. Enjoy your retirement. Happy weekend. God bless you always.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 18, 2020:

Prayer is part of each day for me. I am not as busy now that I am retired, but I remember those days of work and caring for my 3 sons. Enjoy your busy life Luis.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

Yes, I agree with you. Thanks.

manatita44 from london on January 18, 2020:

Yes, it is a good quality in that sense, but I repeat that I am praising you for your honesty, sincerity, sweet simplicity of the spiritual Heart. Does that make sense?

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

I've learned from here that simplicity is the best recipe to have lots of readers in my hub. Thanks.

manatita44 from london on January 18, 2020:

That is what I'm saying Luis. Simplicity is a quality of the Heart.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

Thanks Manatita. This hub is very simple, however, I wrote this coming from my heart. Happy weekend.

manatita44 from london on January 18, 2020:

There is so much simplicity and sincerity in the way you write!

May God continue to shower His blessings upon you. May you be granted the fortitude and good health to support your dear ones.

At 67 and alone, with minimal overheads, I'm not so busy now. My work is related to the service of God in man and that keeps me alive. Love to your wife and children Luis and don't fight if you can. Peace.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on January 18, 2020:

Thanks Liz for that wonderful comment. Have a great time.

Liz Westwood from UK on January 17, 2020:

I love your title with the play on words. This is an interesting and challenging article. It gives a clear insight into your busy life and your motives. It also sets a clear focus on your prayer life. This challenges me to assess how I use my time.

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