When Life Gets Busy

I love change in the sense that I don’t like to stay in the same place for too long and am always looking to move forward. I hate change in the sense where things I like and got comfortable with can’t stay that way.

Sometimes, life gets busy and we have less time for each other. Whether it’s friends, family, or significant others. And you want to support people through those busy times, but only if you feel supported in return. Otherwise it gets lonely, otherwise you feel like you’re heaving in effort but getting left in the dust.

Busy seasons are an adjustment. Sometimes they last forever, sometimes it’s just for a couple of weeks. And you have to take that change and roll with it and hope that you can either assimilate or that it will go back to normal soon.

When others get busy and when you get busy, it gets lonely. There’s a lot of pressure on both sides to either be supportive or get everything done that you need to. You might lose people along the way and that’s okay. Not everyone is meant to be in your life forever, not everyone can handle the stress that comes with busy schedules and making time.

When life gets busy it’s not just one aspect, it’s the whole thing. It’s your thoughts running a mile a minute, it’s your work demand, it’s your friends and family and significant other not having time for you. It’s a heavy lift that not all of us are cut out for.

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The Importance Of Self Care

In most cases, the world revolves around your own life. But then there are so many factors inside that life. Your life includes your job, your social life, your passions. Your life includes your relationship, your friends, and your family. Your life includes your past, present, and future.

And even though our world just revolves around us, sometimes that can be extremely exhausting and extremely discouraging.

It’s important to take care of yourself when you start feeling down or when you start feeling the weight of the world on you shoulders. Because of course you have so much to do, you can’t possibly take a break, there are people who need you. But you can’t do anything for them if you don’t take time for yourself.

So when you’re exhausted, lay down and take a nap. Don’t push yourself until you need to catch up on a week’s worth of sleep and just can’t function.

And when you’re overwhelmed, take a break. Take the day off, clear your mind, make a list. Do what you can to just shut it all out for a little.

When the people in your life are asking too much of you, tell them. Tell them you can’t be there right now, they will understand.

Make a cup of tea. Read a good book. Spend a weekend night in. Take up a hobby. Go to the gym. Take a nap. Buy a planner. Make a list. Color, paint, write. Drink a glass of wine, dance, smile, laugh. Do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself.

It sometimes seems as if the world will just fall apart if you don’t keep pushing yourself to your wit’s end. But it’s just not true. The world will let you take a break, so take it. Take care of yourself in order to be the best version of yourself and so you can be there for the people who need you the most.

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