I love the story of Martha and Mary - Luke 10:38-42. Martha was so busy looking after Jesus - but "only one thing was needed", and Mary knew what that was. She wasn't going to miss out on hearing what Jesus had to say.
Throughout my ministry I have quite often heard people explain themselves as being like Martha, but I don't ever remember someone making the other claim about being like Mary.
Actually both are needed - but I think we more easily go the Martha-way, which is why we need the message of the Mary-way.