As a culture, we are always bragging about being busy. Like it’s a competition on who can be the most busy and do the most things. It’s almost as if we think someone will hear us and give us a prize for being the most busy person in the room, or you’ll get more credit for being at the event/dinner/work function than anyone else.
As kids, we complain about being bored and not having anything to do. As adults, it’s the opposite. We complain about being busy and having too much to do. It’s funny though, because as an adult, we really have more control over our schedule than any other time in our life. I recently came across this article from The Everygirl that talks about why embracing boredom might actually be a good thing. Personally, I love slow mornings, lazy beach days, and spontaneous weekend trips. All things that wouldn’t be possible without a constantly jam packed schedule. It also unlocks creativity and will help you feel more inspired.
I am trying to remember the importance of slowing down, choosing only things that truly matter to me, and getting rid of the things that don’t. How do you slow down, and value the importance of being just the right about of “busy?”