When you aren’t busy, you complain about being bored or lonely. When you are busy, you just can’t wait to have some free time. It’s a never ending cycle and the worst (or best) paradox life has.
There are a few different perks to staying busy.
- It’s good to be really busy because then you know you will always have a legit reason not to help out or do any favors for the unreliable, untrustworthy and undependable people. In other words, you avoid negative influences because you don’t have time for them.
- You’re too busy to feel any negative feelings. You can’t engage in self-indulgent over-thinking. Any negative situations that have come to pass recently are shoved out of your mental frame by that which is keeping you busy.
- The more you have to do, the more you can add to it. When you have list of items that you need to do and you don’t feel like you can add anything more to them, once you start actually crossing things off the to-do list, you find that you actually have more time for other activities. The more you do, the quicker things get done and the more time you have to do extra and go the extra mile. Take time, make time, while time lasts. All time is no time if time is past.
- Most importantly staying busy teaches you how to prioritize, delegate, compartmentalize, forget perfection, make the most of the opportunities, and establish a “do it now” principle. Staying busy forces you to take risks, to fail, to recover quickly, to learn the important factors and to do your best and forget the rest. It teaches you management, both time management and a productive management for each situation. Staying busy calls on you to be your best self, to perform emotional labor and to bring your art into everything that you have to do.
Despite that the perks to staying busy are probably as long as your list of to-do’s, some may agree that there is only one perk to staying busy. And that’s to say
You’re doing something.
Stay Positive & Look Around, Everyone Else Is Dormant
Garth E. Beyer