These days when you ask someone how they're doing, you often hear:
"NO time to work out, I'm just TOO busy."
But is everyone REALLY all that busy?
|I could use some more of this in my life :)|
The author explained how it's not the people working 3 overtime jobs that are complaining about being busy, it's usually the people with the self-imposed type A schedules who tell you that they're busy. The people who are truly overworked just say they're "exhausted."
He says that people like saying that they're busy because it makes themselves sound SELF-IMPORTANT.
He argues that people feel anxious or guilty if they're not filling their schedules to capacity.
This quote pretty much sums up the author's viewpoint:
"Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand of every hour of the day."
|West Virginia was the perfect escape from the internet land,|
I could also do some more of that.
I am totally guilty of making myself "too busy" sometimes and while I do NOT agree 100% with the author (many people legit have busy lives with families and other obligations), I think that this article serves a great jumping off point for some thinking. I believe that I can probably be more efficient with my time and just relax a little more. I am often pushing myself to try new things and expand my boundaries because that is part of what brings me joy-- and doing that sort of thing is not always consistent with having a lot of down time. Like many things in life, being "busy" is fine in moderation but it's important to remind myself that sometimes it's wonderful to just LIVE LIFE :)