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7.08.2014

I Need To Get Un-Busy

i've been feeling totally overwhelmed with things lately.  i'm hoping now that the 4th and john's birthday (the 5th) are over, everything will calm down.  because i've been much too busy.

normally, i love love love a relaxed life.  and i like time with just me, so i'm not one of those people who constantly has to have plans for the weekend.  like my living space, i like minimalism as it applies to the rest of my life.  yes, it's very easy to make yourself busy, but it's just as easy to make yourself un-busy.  the things on your plate are the things you put there - at some point, you agreed to them.  so i know the fact that i feel busy is no one's fault but my own.

i'm just not sure what i'm busy doing!  do you ever have those weeks?  akin to a hamster on a wheel.  doing a lot, but not sure why or where it's going.  i go to work and then do a bunch of things and then i'm exhausted and go to bed.  but those 'bunch of things' are a mystery to me.  perhaps it's the fact that i don't care for summer so i'm more crabby and therefore more tired and prone to feeling overwhelmed.  or perhaps it's a mix of tasks taking longer than expected coupled with summer being the time when more random last minute activities pop up.  and probably saying 'yes' to them a lot more because 'nope, it's -20 degrees outside, i'm going home' is no longer an excuse.

i need to start saying no more.

23 comments:

  1. Um. Did you steal the thoughts out of my brain? Because this is definitely me too. I need to learn how to say "no," but there are so many amazing things happening and I'm just so glad to be included that I go ... and then I realize I haven't been home for longer than sleeping and a shower in weeks. Sigh.

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  2. i like being a little busy but i get annoyed when i'm constantly busy too. i like to have my me time as well and good time to just relax after work. hope you're less busy soon!

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  3. I totally, totally, totally get this. The heat makes me really crabby in the summer. Try and make it a stress-free weekend... but know that if you don't, I totally understand... because I'm right there with you. ;)

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  4. Yes, yes to all of this. The past couple of days the fiance has come home and asked me what I did that day and I find myself stumped even though I feel like I've been running around all day long. No worse feeling that wearing yourself out while accomplishing nothing!

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  5. I definitely have those weeks! The past couple have been like that. I think it's because they've been shorter work weeks so I'm trying to cram more in, and the weekends have been busy, too. Ughhhh. I MISS MY COUCH!

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  6. I agree for sure. I just need to start doing not busy things! It would really be nice to just sit and relax even for a few days.

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  7. I feel I am trying to cram more in since I know winter is coming and I'll be crammed indoors more, but I miss weekends on the couch reading and relaxing. Hope you get unbusy soon!

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  8. NO is my favorite word. there are days or weeks that feel like that for me but just know that things will calm down soon. and say no more often - reserve that you time for you!


    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  9. You aren't too busy because you text me all the time ;)

    #winning!!!!!

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  10. I hate being busy, I've been busy doing lots of stuff the last week or so too. I'm looking forward to a much more relaxed pace this weekend!

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  11. You pretty much read my brain with this post! I feel so busy lately yet I don't know exactly why! I love lazy weekends, and lately they haven't been as much so that's probably why I feel busy!

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  12. I never feel like myself in summer. The laid back, go with the flow, it will or won't get done, time doesn't matter vibe does not jive with how I operate. I always feel a little weird and off, just not my best self.

    I've also been really busy, and some of it has been things I really want to or have to do and have no control over the dates. Every time I think things are slowing down, they're not. I need to make smarter calendar decisions for the rest of the summer. That being said...pencil me in for coffee or a beer over Labor Day weekend!

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  13. I know the feeling. Some days all I want to do is just lay in my room by myself and do nothing. As much as I love my summer weekends, sometimes I just want to stay home.

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  14. YES a thousand times yes. i just want to chill out!

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  15. I hate being super busy in the summer when you are supposed to be all laid back and chill. Things have been a little crazy around here too and I am like JUST NO! I hope it slows down for you!

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  16. I'm with you! I started saying no to most things a few weeks ago because I was at the same point. It's been so nice having time alone at home!

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  17. Sadly summer school has made me crazy busy. I miss my me time. It's underrated!!

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  18. It is NOT easy to say NO. I am a victim of it. I went through a period where I was able to turn down things and now I'm right back in to my old habits. Sometimes it's nice just to chill out and stay put. Here's hoping life slows down for you soon! :)

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  19. No joke, there's a book lying around our house somewhere titled, "When I Say No, I Feel Guilty" lol. I'm sure your situation isn't that dramatic but ... it just goes to show how hard it is to say no, and how much it can influence your life! :P I've been feeling pretty exhausted these days too, I'm craving a weekend where I do nothing -- wake up late, eat brunch at 12pm, watch soccer, go to sleep at 10pm. Hope you rest up soon :)

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  20. Same here. I feel like I've wasted the summer and I have no clue what I've actually done.

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  21. I have felt super busy the last two weeks and I don't even know how because I was off of work all last week. I have NO plans this weekend except to snuggle Walter.

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  22. Another tip is a brain dump. I spend 15-20 minutes just making a list of everything I need to do and pair them up. It doesn't seem like a big deal after that..

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  23. Saying no can be hard sometimes. I hope things calm down for you soon!

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