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?