Kurt Delos Trino

Busy part 2: Just breathe!

Being busy takes over many of our lives, including mine: three jobs, senior nursing student, dance guild and a member of different clubs and organizations. At times when we don't realize how busy we are, we forget to take a moment. We always just go go go! NON-STOP! I am probably one of the people who struggles with this, because I feel like sitting still and not doing anything is a waste of time. The truth is, I am not the only one who is in this boat. I feel like every time I accomplish a part of my task, I end up with 5 more things to add to my list. How is it possible that when I check off something in my list, then 5 things get added to my to-do list? In a sense, being busy is a good thing. It keeps us in tune with what is going on in our surroundings and, of course, our majors. There is a good busy and a bad busy. We just need to learn to get to the good busy. I know for a fact that this year is learning the GOOD busy. 

What can we do when we are just so busy with life? BREATHE! Take a moment, stop and just breathe. One of my favorite songs by Johnny Diaz says:

It’s ready, set, go it’s another wild day
When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel You say just
Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe
— Johnny Diaz, "Breathe"

We forget to breathe. We forget to take a moment and stop because we are so caught up with work work work. We forget that we are limited. I forget myself. I get to a point where I feel like the oxygen around me is slowly going out. I feel the my neck closing up and I just can't breathe. I feel that I am in an ocean getting pulled down to drown ... However, this year I am really focusing on what it means to be busy and take care of my faith, myself and others. One of those ways is being able to breathe. I don't want to be in a place where all I feel like I'm drowning all the time. That is not a good feeling at all. 

As I mention, for this year I am working hard to take a break and breathe. One of the ways I cope with this crazy busy life is getting in my car, listen to worship music and "Breathe" by Johnny Diaz!

So if you feel like busy is a fear of yours about college, don't worry, because everyone is going through it. You just need find one the best coping ways for you, whether that is breathing, listening to worship music or sitting in silence with God. So go ahead, listen to Johnny Diaz!

Alarm clock screaming bare feet hit the floor
It’s off to the races everybody out the door
I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, it’s a crazy life
Ninety miles an hour going fast as I can
Trying to push a little harder trying to get the upper hand
So much to do in so little time, it’s a crazy life
It’s ready, set, go it’s another wild day
When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel You say just
Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe
Third cup of joe just to get me through the day
Wanna make the most of time but I feel it slip away
I wonder if there’s something more to this crazy life
I’m busy, busy, busy, and it’s no surprise to see
That I only have time for me, me, me
There’s gotta be something more to this crazy life
I’m hanging on tight to another wild day
When it starts to fall apart in my heart I hear You say just
Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to take it in fill your lungs
The Peace of God that overcomes
Just breathe
Let your weary spirit rest
Lay down what’s good and find what’s best
Just breathe
Just breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe
Just breathe
— "Breathe" by Johnny Diaz