Have you ever been in a situation when you are resting, you suddenly feel this urge to get up and get busy with some work? Or, when you find yourself overworking, do you consider it a sign of dedication and accomplishment? Or when you see your friends, peers, and colleagues excelling and tell yourself that you are not working hard enough? These are some of the feelings that the majority of youngsters can relate to. And, if you haven’t noticed already, there is only one common denominator, ‘looking busy.’
Being busy is almost always equated to being successful or doing a good job, but what about the dark side of being busy that many choose to turn a blind eye to? The deteriorating mental health, the compromised physical health, the loss of creativity, and the inability to hold on to a once-loved hobby. Well, it is time for everyone to eliminate the curse of busyness collectively.
What Is The Curse Of Busyness?
So, this is something you might be aware of. If that does not make sense, then think of it in this way: this is a principle engraved in your brain since you were a baby. And, even though you want to be a healthy individual, you cannot help but fall into the same pattern you have learned over the years from your parents, peers, or teachers. However, they have taught you that the only way to be successful is to work and stay busy all the time! You can blame it on capitalism or how the entire system works; you must continuously keep yourself busy with work to gain as much capital as possible.
The cost you have to pay for keeping yourself busy and earning money sometimes outweighs the pleasure of knowing that you have money in the bank! Sometimes, it hits in the middle of the night when you get home after a long day of work, when you are asked about your hobbies and you do not have an answer, or when you realize that you know nothing other than being busy!
Why Is It Time To Let This Curse Go?
The COVID-19 Pandemic has been a brutal reminder of why it is necessary to cherish life, hold your loved ones close, and find solace in your presence. Many people left their high-paying jobs and fancy homes to move back with their parents, while others mourned family members or friends whom they were not able to say goodbye. Some people were shocked to know that their lives are so dependent on being busy that when the world stopped, their lives also stopped. Humans are not born to spend hours working and then sleep for a few hours to do it all over again; they are born to love, explore, discover, and enjoy their lives.
It is good that the newer generation is working to break this vicious cycle and prioritize the important things in life.