Today I spend my day sleeping in, painting, reading, drinking smoothies and chill around. People know me as a person with a busy schedule and here I’d like to share a little lesson about that.
Stop the glorification of busy. I used to feel so special/important being able to say that I am busy. ‘Yeah, I don’t have time, I have this meeting-thing.’ or ‘I have uni, then practice for water polo and having drinks later, I am so busy.’ It felt really good, having a full schedule and being able to do all these fun things. And how good is it that I can handle doing all these things, right?!
Well, I couldn’t. Without giving you the whole burn out story and the sadness around it, I would like to share with you how you can prevent being a ‘kip zonder kop’ like me. (Just ask me if you want to know what that means) 😉
What do you like to do? What makes you happy? Not necessarily in a ‘big’ sense, it can just be going to a children’s book store and sit there reading kids book (yeah, I love doing that and I get to make new friends, average age: 5 years old). Give yourself some time to do that. Or give yourself some time to do nothing!
Let’s practice. Tomorrow. Give yourself half an hour or more to read a book, paint or just having a drink with a friend! Slow it down. Grab some quality time. You won’t regret it ❤