How Busy People Feel

How do busy people feel? Over the next several posts I will address the different emotions you, as a busy person, might feel and how you can use them to point you to God. But first, I need a list of the emotions themselves.

overwhelmed woman in pile of shredded paper and other papers

Photo by puck90. Used in accordance with Creative Commons.

Here’s my list. What would you add to it? Or which ones would you put at the top of the list? Since I’ll be addressing them, and doing so in order, here’s your chance to chime in and get my input on what is most relevant to you.

Busy people feel:

  • Overwhelmed
  • Pressured
  • Guilty
  • Ashamed
  • Inadequate
  • Trapped
  • Assaulted, Buffeted
  • Tired, Exhausted, Worn, Weary, Drained
  • Burdened
  • Slow
  • Anxious
  • Unable to Think
  • Unable to Feel (Deeply), Numb
  • Needy
  • Maxed Out
  • Dissheveled, Unkempt
  • Frustrated
  • Numb
  • Irritated, Irritable, Short-Tempered
  • Powerless

(Some of you might say that you’re busy and you’re enjoying it. You feel fulfilled, and that life is moving in the right direction. I affirm that you feel that way about your life, and I encourage you to keep going with that! This post comes from the perspective that when most people use “busy,” they typically mean it in a negative sense.)

Questions: What would you add to this list? What would you take away? Which emotions would you put on the top of the list as being most prominent?

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  • Donna

    Great list – can’t wait to see where this takes you. Blessings.

    • andrewcyee

      Thanks, Donna!