As I was reading this article I began thinking about how many times a week I tell others about just how busy I am.  It's a conditioned response. 

A common exchange:   

Family/Friend/Business colleague:  "How are you?" Me:  "I'm great--super busy--you know how it is."

But am I really?

I have created a paradigm in my head that my seemingly unending busyness is somehow commensurate with my value.    

I am quick to dole out sage advice about setting boundaries and making the right choices to have a full and balanced life. I mean it and I want to believe that I practice what I preach.  I am not sure that I always do. 

So, I'm going to give this a try-- I am sure that I can find three minutes per day to find more free time.