Hello, Internet! Sorry for the teensy weensy bit of AWOL time. Things got a little overwhelming last week, and this week I couldn’t get onto the backend of my website for some unknowable technological reason that I didn’t want to have to deal with so instead waited out. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a little bit of that *fun* journey. (*crazy sarcasm here)
ANYWAY, onto the actual post!
I have a friend who once told me that, during a recurring and extremely busy and time-consuming period in my life, I am the most miserable he has ever seen me.
At first, I thought he meant I am a miserable person to hang around when I’m tired and grumpy which would be totally understandable, but he assured me that he meant I just seem sad and not myself. And this surprised me. Even though it shouldn’t.
Being extremely busy affects your mood. And if I am at all representative of others, we all tend to forget this unfortunate fact. Being extremely busy causes stress, fatigue, grumpiness, hanger and other various nasty emotional states. Being extremely busy happens once in a while, but it shouldn’t be a common occurrence in your life.
I have always had trouble saying no to all of the things I want to do and, as a result, I am generally pretty darn to extremely busy. The thing is, it leaves me emotionally drained, physically exhausted, and mentally useless.
If you want to have a good time doing things you love, but end up wrecking yourself along the way, what is even the point? It seems pretty counter-productive to render yourself relatively unhappy while trying to do too many things you love.
So, to sum up: Keep working on saying no because being too busy = miserable, unhappy Heather. Even if you’re busy doing things you love.
It’s a lame lesson that I don’t seem to want to learn. I’ll get there someday. Maybe when I’m all growed up.
Happy hump day!