Why Being Busy Shouldn’t Be As Fancy As It Sounds!
There was a period in my life when I was extremely busy all the time. Whenever someone asked me to hang out or do something, I would decline and say, “Sorry, I’m too busy.” At the time, I had two jobs. Worked in retail and as a waitress, studying full-time, running a blog, and even taking exams. I hardly had time to see my friends, and they would always advise me to prioritise my responsibilities. However, everything I was doing felt equally important to me.
In the past, I constantly told others that I was busy proving that I was in demand and successful. It gave me a sense of accomplishment and made me feel like a girl boss who was always on the go. People even commented that I was in “SuperLyy Mode”. However, this way of thinking became an addiction, and I believed that if I wasn’t busy, I wouldn’t be successful in life. Looking back, I realise how ridiculous and insane that belief was.
In today’s society, there is a belief that being lazy is unacceptable. People assume that those who are not busy lack purpose in life, which is deemed as unfavourable. However, this is far from the truth. There is nothing inherently wrong with not being busy.
“Once she stopped rushing through life,
she was amazed how much more life she had time for.“
Guys, let me tell you something about that apparently fancy lifestyle of being all the time busy. Now, I really had to learn this the hard way. Being busy all the time isn’t fancy as it sounds at all. Because reality looks like a full calendar, where you don’t even see any blank space any more. Furthermore, you forget what it feels like to enjoy life. You fail to realise the tiny little things before you because you always rush through life. Obviously, this lifestyle couldn’t go right for a long time, so I got burned out. Burnout hit me to the fullest because, during that time, I was in the middle of my exam week. So it was the most inappropriate time ever!
The result of the whole story? Of course, I messed up all my exams. Everything fell apart, and I cried a lot of tears. Somehow I even ended up in a depression. I never talked about this before because I got out of my misery. Then I was getting back into my “SuperLyy Mode”. Which then ended up in burnout again… This has been an endless cycle through almost the last four years.
Why am I telling you this story now? THE DAILY HAPPINES is an online platform to explore pretty things in life, to INSPIRE, and to dream! I am talking about this topic today because, during the last weeks, I finally found a way to maintain my situation. Everyone is recommending getting a work-life balance, but the truth is, it is definitely easier to say than to accomplish it. It has a lot to do with getting your mind at ease. To declutter your life and, most importantly, to distance yourself from everything that stresses you out and makes you unhappy! LESS STRESS is the only new year’s resolution for myself this year. Until now, I am actually living it up pretty well, to be honest.
For now, just keep in mind, guys, that pursuing your dreams and your career is something beautiful and definitely something that you should be proud of, but while doing it, don’t forget the most important thing. Enjoy your life and be happy!