One way to deal with the danger of being too busy it to have checkpoints. If you go X number of days without doing _______, you are too busy. If you spent less than Y minutes doing _______ last week, you are too busy. If you cannot remember the last time you and your wife _______ then you are way too busy!
These check points need to include all the important aspects of your life, including your walk with the Lord, your relationship with your bride, getting enough recreation, how much fellowship you have, and health issues like sleep and exercise.
It is easy to lose track when you get busy. You may be aware some things are overdue, but do not realising how long it has been. If you are serious about not doing too much, make a list of checkpoints and go through it from time to time. Even better, make a list of check points with your bride, and hold each other accountable.
This is one of seven posts about busyness: