8:15 a.m. - School starts
3:25 p.m. - School ends
4 p.m. - Track Practice
6 p.m. - Practice ends
6:30 p.m. - Drive home, eat dinner
7:30 p.m. - Volleyball Practice
9:30 p.m. - Practice ends
9:40 p.m. - Arrive home
9:50 p.m. - Shower and start homework
11:30 p.m. - Finish homework and get ready for bed
7 a.m. - Wake up, and do it all over again
I have a question. How come nowadays people can’t even manage to find time to breathe, get a solid night's sleep, or just sit back and relax for a bit? Asking for a friend here!
On a real note, life is SO ridiculously busy that even the simplest of necessities seem to get shoved to the side, day in and day out. I can’t remember the last time my sleep schedule hasn’t been out of whack, or I haven’t been attempting to juggle more than one thing at a time. By doing so, I find myself losing the things I should value most.
We, as a society, not only struggle physically and mentally with our overfilled schedules, but emotionally as well. We miss out on those personal relationships, deep conversations, and human interactions that are SO important, yet so undervalued, in today’s society.
But why? Why does it seem as if everyone is always SO busy in today’s world? What happened to simply unwinding and slowing down, without feeling as if you are falling behind? There are so many reasons why we are, the way that we are, but I really do think social media is a key component of the issue. I myself am guilty of getting sucked up into what other people are doing, how others view me, and seeking validation from strangers. But what can we do to break this cycle?
The solution, whether it be simple or spectacular, is being okay with taking a break. Book that flight, watch the sunset, call an old friend, paint your nails, sit outside and listen to the rain. Don’t be afraid to unplug yourself from the world every once and awhile. No posting, no liking, just living. Updating nothing, impressing nobody, just living your authentically original life to the fullest.
Life is so crazy busy, but never get so busy trying to make a living that you lose sight of enjoying your life.
Take a YOU day!