Making The Most Out of Being Busy

I am a lazy person, I will be the first to admit it. Anyone who knew me in college can tell you that I slept like 12 hours a day, did the bare minimum in my classes, and really reveled in my alone time.

I took that with me when I graduated and resisted the busy lifestyle of a working adult. I would manage weekend plans so I still had time to relax, I was living at home so I would hole up in my room for alone time.

But as I got older, not being busy wasn’t really an option anymore. Balancing work with life with fun and seriousness – it’s a lot no matter how many plans you try to cancel. And since it wasn’t really an option anymore, I had to turn being busy into something I enjoyed.

I travel once or twice a month for work, often being in the car for 2+ hours at a time. I try to visit home every one or two months, a 5+ hour drive. And then I try to fit in fun and responsibilities in the weekends or work days that I’m around. I actually don’t hate it.

I’ve embraced being busy because it helps me keep up with life. I tend to slow down too much when I have no plans or alone time, to the point where it’s hard to catch up when life comes barreling down the highway.

Do you like a relaxed schedule or do you like to stay busy?

9 thoughts on “Making The Most Out of Being Busy

  1. How does it feel to look back at who you were and who you have become, you must be a little amazed.
    Life and adulthood will do that to us.

    I am lucky aI was able to retire young, so I am never overly busy or stressed. But writing is and always will be my outlet.
    Have a great weekend. Hope it’s not too busy. Smiles.

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  2. I’m a workaholic. I’m always busy. Some of that is paid work and some of that is pet projects. Just depends on when money is a priority versus when it isn’t. Right now it’s a priority because I’m moving in 2 months. After that, I’m looking forward to revisiting my pet projects. 🙂

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  3. I like staying busy. My roommates in college probably thought I was gone all the time to be honest haha. I would always find something to do-whether it was studying for class, traveling to a quidditch tournament, hanging out with friends, working-I always had something to do. When I’m busy, I’m somehow more motivated to do things both work-related and for myself. It is nice to have a day to relax every once in a while though!

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