Can you remember the last time you weren’t busy? I can’t. This past Monday, tax season “officially” ends and yet I can’t really feel a difference between our busy season and the rest of the year. For my day job, I work in the financial industry and anyone who has been awake these past few years, knows that there is tons of ongoing regulation changes, scrutiny, etc. in this industry. Not to mention we all need money to some degree and most of us have no idea how to properly save or spend it. This keeps me very busy.
And yet, when I was thinking about life and being busy, I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that I’m busy across the board. I’m busy being a wife, a mother, an employee, a boss, a student, a friend, I can go on and on. And I know I’m not alone as I look around me and everyone else looks just as frenzied, just as busy.
So when does it stop? When do we hit those “valleys?” Yes I know the obvious answer is at death but I’d rather avoid that just a bit longer. The answer I came up with is that it stops when we actively make an effort to have it stop. This can come in the form of a vacation, but let’s be honest, we don’t take these often enough even if we did get in one a year. My personal proposal is the occasional disconnect. Not necessarily a full out vacation but a simple break. Don’t answer your emails or phone or come through articles on your iPad. Even better, get everyone in your household to do the same and spend some time together. Once you get past the awkwardness of not knowing what to do, it can be a lot of fun.
Happy writing this week!