This summer in the midst of stress, low energy, overworking myself and poor time management abilities, I made a drastic discovery: The most valuable the amount of time spent is YOU time.
Society tells us our time is wasted unless were staying busy or working. Its so simple to get caught up in everything our culture wires us to believe is worthwhile success, status, money, social media and using our time productively. As humen of the 21 st century, a busy lifestyle is considered the norm.
Ill be the first be recognised that Ive become a workaholic throughout my four undertakings. Packing mycalendar up and creating multiple to do lists every day are some of my guilty pleasures.
For so long Ive falsely believed that challenging and pushing myself necessitates overly filling up my weekly schedule, and personal value entails investing my identity inwork.
Shamefully, I fell victim to believing the deceitful lies of this glorified lifestyle. I persuaded myself that the energy I invested in run would be worth thesuccess that fund and recognition brings.
I quickly became prideful and obsessed, and I discovered that work can potentially become an addiction, or rather a drug of option, if you let it devour you.
Growing up, their own families was always tight on fund. There was never a hour I wasnt stressed or felt guilty due to my mothers financial fights. As a outcome, I started working at a young age and developed a great deal of responsibility and independence that later led to this obsession for fiscal abundance.
I sacrificed a lot to try to create a life without onus of fund stress, but in the process I let this workaholic mindset get the best of me.
While building work my top( and merely) priority, I forgot so many other parts of my life. Constantly giving without receiving not only have contributed to exhaustion, but also frustration, yearning and potentially even self-destruction.
As an introvert, absence hour alone takes a huge toll on my energy and mood and in the process of giving so overly, I learned how draining trying to pour from an empty beaker can be.
Im not by any means saying work is the foe. Its not even in the slightest having a task you love is an unbelievable bles and should be fulfilling, bring you financial stability and asense of purpose and pleasure. However, it shouldnt be given the power to dominate or consume their own lives in unhealthy ways.
Although a busy lifestyle is inevitable for most of us, the consequences of absence you day can be extremely detrimental.
It all come to balance and values. When Im able to incorporate all the things that bring me exhilaration in life such as praying, writing, reading, photography, exercising, cooking, spend time with people I love, shopping, clean and taking good care of myself, Im genuinely satisfied.
Ive also discovered that work and stress can be a vicious cycle. Ill work because Im stressed about fund, and then I become stressed about being too busy which leads to spending more fund to cope.
Ive realized that the more money I construct, the more I tend to spend and the more unnecessarily extravagant I allow my life to be.
But really, if I attained day for the things I loved, Id expend less day stressed and spending money and more period filling myself up.
Although society tells us that being productive entails working hard, creating a status and having an abundant bank account, we have to remember that being productive isnt exactly the goal in life happiness is.
Our goal should be to take care of ourselves the best style possible and to continue to fill our days with things that bring us joy and love , not stress and exhaustion.
So, despite loving to run and bide busy, I no longer expend my identity in it. I constantly have to remind myself whats most important to me and that time is never wasted if you enjoy how youre spending it.
Nowadays, a packed schedule is no longer success or pride in my eyes, but rather moments to relax and have quiet period are what make a day successful.
You cant pour from an empty beaker and you day truly is the most valuable period of all.
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