Why is being busy so popular? You’re cool if you’ve got too much to do, are overworked, and stressed out. WHAT! It’s the socially accepted “norm” to be busy, and it’s pretty ridiculous.
Being overly busy with tasks is mind-numbing. We focus all of our energy on random things that are probably not very important, so we don’t have to deal with our own thoughts and feelings.
When I looked up the term “busy” online, the antonym is: “lazy.” Grammatically, maybe this makes sense, but it also rings true to how society looks at people who are busy vs taking it easy- and that is frightening. I don’t think that you are lazy just because you’re not busy ALL THE TIME.
When I worked at a full-time job, there were countless times that I needed to take a break or step away, but couldn’t. Instead, I had to ACT busy. It makes no sense, but that’s the way it is in the working world. We all need breaks and it’s normal, even good, for our productivity.
Trust me, I love to be busy. I’m not the type of gal who can sit around all day, not accomplishing anything. BUT, I’m well aware that being overloaded with things to do is not pleasant. We should all be moving forward but at a reasonable rate.
For me, how busy I am is a self-induced act. Yes, I have projects with deadlines and other things that need to get done, but I often stress myself out too much. Prioritize, time-block, take breaks, and the world will still go-round. All of your tasks will be there waiting for you.
Who out there wants to live their life rushed around all the time? Not me, I want to live a vibrant and full life! I’m not trying to please anyone else (other than my clients obvs ?), fit into some kind of social norm so I can be perceived as cool, or run away from my problems.
Does anyone else fight the urge to be busy all the time? Comment below =)
“Crazy-busy is a great armor, it’s a great way for numbing. What a lot of us do is that we stay so busy, and so out in front of our life, that the truth of how we’re feeling and what we really need, can’t catch up with us.” – Brene Brown
Thanks for Reading,