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When you observe society today, it doesn't take long to realise how 'busy' we all are. Ask someone how he or she is and "I'm so busy" is the common response. We often hear statements like "I didn't have time for lunch - I was just too busy" or "I am so busy I only got 3 hours sleep last night" and our latest time saver is tap payment with our debit card, we don't even have time to put in a 4 digit pin.

The thing is, a lot of us are using busyness to stop us from looking at, feeling or confronting our innermost thoughts and feelings. We use busyness to distract us. Some of the techniques used are working long hours, to many meetings, projects, daily dramas, meaningless relationships, our social lives, social media, TV (just to name a few).

The holidays are quickly approaching and everyone I talk to needs a proper break. Up until this year, for the previous nine years, I worked Every.Single.Holiday.

When I look back on this, I couldn't tell you what the projects were or what emails I sent but I can tell you how much it pissed off my fellow holidayers (often family, partners and close friends) and how I never truly relaxed.

This week, I've been hearing about FOBO. The Fear Of Being Offline. We no longer care about FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), it's now FOBO (Fear Of Being Offline).

I can relate. When I visited Australia earlier this year, rather than pay a couple of hundred dollars for extra data from my provider (which would probably only last me a few days) I was reliant and almost dependent on Wi-Fi.

This week I decided to take on the challenge of being present. By this I mean not thinking about the past or future. I know that if I can spend every moment loving myself and being present then I am happy, successful, content and at peace.

These two things sound so simple but I don’t find it easy. For one I am used to having a to do list with a million things on it and, two “being” instead of “doing” is just not in my DNA.

When you live in an amazing city like London it is often hard to say ’no’. On almost each night of the week you can find something incredible to do - gigs, the theatre, parties, eating out, going to the pub with mates / colleagues. While it is super exciting, it can also get extremely exhausting and eventually we can find ourselves in a position where we don’t know how to say ‘no’..

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