The Burden Of Busyness

The Burden Of Busyness

Take a break, it's OK to not be doing anything.

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Now that the school year is in full swing, I can say that my life has never been busier. Juggling school, extracurriculars, jobs, etc. it can be really hard to just step back and take a much-needed break.

In college, there is this unspoken assumption that busyness means that you are a thriving, social, and healthy individual. More often than not, people, including myself, are eager to rattle off to their friends how many things they have going on in their life. While at face value this seems great, truthfully it's not always a walk in the park.

Busyness can be toxic. It can be used to fill voids of loneliness; it can be used to distract us from real problems that are occurring in our lives. While being active can be therapeutic and healing at times, it is easy for that line between being busy and being overwhelming to become blurred.

In order for this line to be clear in your life, be wise about what you fill your time with. Make sure you are filling it with things that you love to do, rather than things that you are not truly passionate about. In addition to this, put up boundaries as to how much time you spend towards something. Do not let it impose on schoolwork or self-care time.

The most important way to keep yourself from being overwhelmed is to block out specific times in your schedule to take a break. This looks different for everyone. For some, it could be unplugging from the world and taking a nap. For others, it could be going to the gym or going on a hike. For me personally, I love to unwind by reading a book or watching a movie or going for a walk by myself. Whatever it may be for you, make sure that this is your top priority.

Taking a break from life is surprisingly relaxing. At first, it may seem like you are wasting precious time to get work done but in the end, it is worth it. It is a more productive use of your time to be well rested and relaxed before tackling your busy schedule rather than being tired all the time.

This is something that I am DEFINITELY trying to work on this year. Even though I do not succeed all the time, I really do value the quiet moments that I can take for myself. I hope that you will challenge yourself to take a break from life and press pause once in a while.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Embrace Growing Up, Because It Really Is A Time For Growth

This is what we were all waiting for as a kid, wasn't it? Growing up.

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When I moved to college, I didn't expect my life to change so fast in such a short amount of time. I finally had more independence, and more freedom to do the things I've always wanted to do. I met so many new people, some of whom have become my closest friends now. My relationship with my family changed, and they started treating me as more of an adult.

It's a scary thing - growing up. You start realizing that things that once were, no longer are. Old friends come and go, and new ones come to take their place. Home doesn't feel like home anymore, because so much has changed. Everything you once thought about the world changes, and you're finally beginning to see through your own eyes instead of through another's.

People start treating you differently. You're no longer a helpless child who needs constant guidance from others to find their way in life. You're beginning to learn on your own, figuring out who you are and what you want from life.

Sometimes, growing up can feel overwhelming. You have all these new responsibilities and are now more in charge of taking care of yourself, whether it's learning how to cook, or handling your own money, or confronting issues in relationships. You can't hide behind your parents anymore, it's all up to you now.

When you realize you're growing up, you have to learn how to embrace it. It's okay to be afraid and even I am afraid at times. But it's a learning process, a time for growth, and a time for you to find yourself and develop who you want to be.

You'll face challenges that will allow you to step out of your comfort zone, you'll find yourself involved in conflicts that will allow you to shape your own resolutions, and you'll start taking on more responsibilities and learn how to prioritize your time.

Embrace growing up. It's a part of life. Make the best out of everything you do, because you never know where you may end up, but this is a time for you to find yourself.

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