We Don't Need To Be Busy Constantly

November 05, 2018
"Oh my goodness, I have done so much today", "I've had such a busy week", "I was up until 4am doing things". We don't need to be busy constantly. 


we don't need to be busy constantly

In today's society, it appears as though people think that it is cool to talk about how busy they are all of the time and how they never have any time to themselves. While I'm fully aware that life can get busy sometimes, I feel as though this hectic lifestyle is glamorised on social media as something to aspire to and if you're not constantly busy, and really just burning yourself out, then you're not succeeding. This is so detrimental and really not something that we should be encouraging.

As a university student, I fully understand the importance of juggling the different aspects of my life; my degree, my blog, my internship, my other writing work and then my social life. I won't lie and say that it doesn't get pretty busy sometimes because it does but I've also learned when it's time to take a step back and take a break; whether that's to watch a new show on Netflix or to read a book. This is vital. I just don't believe in constantly writing on social media about how I'm overworking myself because let's be honest, people, especially young teenagers, are easily influenced and I don't want anyone to think that this is the right way to live. We all need a break sometimes.

I don't understand where this idea of needing to be busy constantly came from. I don't know why anyone thought it would be a good idea. Being in this industry and using social media for my work, it can be difficult to take a step back sometimes. Hey, there's no such thing as a quick scroll through social media nowadays. I feel so lucky to have this as my source of income because I do love doing it but I am also fully aware of how stressful it can be.

We need to focus more on taking time out for self care, in whatever form you wish to perform that. At the end of the day, it's all well and good tackling a massive to do list in a few hours but if you've got time to do it, why not spread out the tasks and look after yourself? There's definitely talk of self care on social media more now than a few years ago, but the majority of tweets, Instagram stories and Facebook posts are describing how we are making ourselves stressed rather than looking after ourselves.

Basically, being busy all of the time doesn't make you any better of a person than the person who spends a couple of days doing the same task. We all do things differently but seriously, we don't need to be busy constantly.

What are your thoughts on the idea that we have to be busy constantly in order to succeed? Let me know!






13 comments:

  1. I'd love to be less busy if anything... being a single mum and in full time work is exhausting, especially as a blogger as it never stops!

    Gemma Louise

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    1. I can imagine. I'm the same, with uni, blogging and work, I'm constantly busy and would just love not meant to be!

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  2. Totally agree with you, being busy seems to be the 'thing' to be. It's sad because sometimes when you do have time for yourself where you end up doing nothing productive all day you often feel guilty because from social media you can see how busy everyone else is. But it's vital to have some days where we do nothing, and as you said, people complete things at different speeds, I often see people who say they've written up a blog post in half hour and someone else says it usually takes them all day to do it - everyone's different and we can do things at our own pace! :) Lovely post, love it.

    Chloe xx
    www.chloechats.com

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    1. Exactly! It's all about working out what is best for us and if it takes us a longer or shorter amount of time to do something compared to someone else, that's absolutely ok!! xx

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  3. I've definitely noticed this mentality that busier = better. That people are almost proud of the fact that they haven't slept properly in days, haven't had a minute to sit down and that somehow those behaviours equal success? It's not about working harder, it's about working smarter and nobody needs to work themselves to the ground. I've definitely been caught up in that before though - in the mindset that I always have to be doing, doing, doing and have a hundred things on the go at once. I've been trying to change that about myself this year!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Exactly! I was caught up in this at the beginning of the year but I realised that it's just not a healthy way to live. I completely agree with what you mean about working smarter! x

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  4. I’ve had some time off recently and have done nothing but relax. I was starting to feel guilty so really needed this post.

    Https//www.joyfulantidotes.com

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    1. I'm so glad that this post has helped you! I always feel guilty for taking time off but it is what our body needs!

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  5. Definitely nothing wrong with not being busy. We all need to take a break x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com/

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  6. I love and hate being busy, all at the same time! I dislike the feeling of being burnt out, but I always like to be doing things. It's always good to slow down and have a break xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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