Signs You Are Too Busy

From Kevin Martineau's blog--one I read daily--comes a helpful post for pastors, entitled, "7 Signs That You Are Too Busy."

He lists (and elaborates on each one, so read it all):

1. You can’t remember the last time you took a day off.

2. Those closest to you have stopped asking for your time.

3. Activities like eating are always done in tandem with other tasks.

4. You’re consistently more tired when you get up in the morning than you are when you go to bed.

5. The most exercise you get is sprinting from one commitment to the next.

6. You dread getting up in the morning.

7. “Survival mode” is your only mode.

That's a pretty good list. I might add a few others, like:

* A full day off or weekend is insufficient to restore your energy.

* You are regularly double-booked (or even triple-booked).

* A surgery-related hospital stay would seem like a vacation.

* Your patience and compassion seem to have disappeared.

What about you? What would you add? And if any of these signs look familiar, what are you going to do about it?

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