BEING BUSY ISN’T A BADGE OF HONOUR
HAVE you ever proudly proclaimed that you’re ‘so busy’? Do you need constant work and activity to feel that you’re worth something?
Running around, chasing after goals, pushing to get things done, working hard and playing harder for fear of missing out only results in us being too burnt out and anxious to enjoy our lives.
Of course, it’s good to set goals and work towards them, but not at the expense of your mental health.
If you act like the Duracell bunny every hour of the day, then you’re going to be an exhausted, anxious mess — and that’s no good for you or anyone else.
That’s because being constantly busy creates an overwhelming stream of information, which your overworked brain has to process.
You need breaks to work through it all.
And your adrenal glands, which are responsible for producing the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, also need a rest from being constantly in ‘go’ mode.
So, why not start to view rest and relaxation as being just as ‘productive’ as busyness? Repeat after me: ‘I need rest to be at my best.’