You know you’ve been REALLY busy if you haven’t updated your social network account or you haven’t had a new entry for quite a while.
I have declared myself busy a lot of times and each time I do, it is with the constant redefinition of the word “busy”. I do not know if it comes with age or time, but things do increase in intensity as times pass. What’s busy before is leisurely today. It makes me dread what “busy” would mean for me ten years from now.
The only comfort is in the thought that as things get more difficult and the schedule more packed, one also become more skilled and adept in adjusting and meeting the deadlines.
Right now, life seems to be a constant meeting of deadlines. Once you deliver an output (actually, even before you finish), another assignment comes. One seems to be in a continuous race against the clock and one’s to-do lists.
What one needs to realize is that like any overused machine, people can crash too – experience burnout.
Work is a priority, but it’s nice to prioritize “you” once in a while and experience “rest” occasionally; to include “sleep” and “weekends” in your vocabulary once more; and to have that DVD marathon.
This is what “busy” means to me right now:
1. Waking with a start and developing a phobia on clocks [especially alarm clocks]
2. Mobile phone alarm clock [all five slots used] having no effect on me
3. The nagging feeling of forgetting something – a constant companion
4. Walking home practically dragging yourself to brush your teeth and freshen up before passing out
5. Combing my hair [only] twice a day – one in the morning and one at the end of the day whenever I see that piteous reflection at the female CR
6. Spending less than five hours a day in my room and living practically at the office
7. No “weekends” for now more than two months
8. My aunt calling to make sure I’m still alive advising me to slow down
9. Slow processing, dumbness [I do mean stupidity], blank stares, memory gap, knowing nothing about the news, irritating stutters
10. FOUL MOOD
i thought a long sleep would do it
i thought wrong
i never can regain all the time i spent working instead of resting