The Glorification of Being Busy

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Hey friends! This is a topic that I am very passionate about, in fact it should be a VLOG but I am working on it. If you are a busy person, don’t be offended. Here we go.

Where I live, Vancouver BC, being busy is almost like a personal badge of honour. For example, it is admirable for many  to leap from task to task in an entire day, and oh-sorry-I only have exactly one hour to meet you at the over-crowded coffee shop to quickly catch up on your life. Look. I get it. People are busy. But why is it seen as such a positive thing?

I was chatting with a good friend of mine last week who is currently in an accelerated program at University. She told me that she had no idea how people would go hiking both days of the weekend, on top of their intensive course work. How did they have the time for that? Isn’t it just nice to relax and spend time with friends or have some quiet alone time? In my experience (okay, chronic illness aside), it is almost frowned upon if you have spent two days of your weekend lazing around and reading a book.

Why is it so awesome to be busy? In my mind, busy and active are two TOTALLY different things. Busy is when you just keep going, with no stopping. You drive yourself into the ground. Active is when you have goals to be met, and you celebrate those with breaks or other things. I just really wish that where I live, being busy wasn’t celebrated so much. As a Registered Social Worker, self-care is super important. What is self-care you might be asking me? Self-care is doing things that make you feel well. It can be something as simple as having a bubble bath or drinking a cup of tea.
If you don’t take care of yourself, how can you take care of others? Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

Love you lots!

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