Stop the Glorification of Busy 1

Most societies teach us that people who are busy, planned-out, and goal-driven, are sure of themselves and must know what they want in life. This is seen through the assumption that they know themselves well because their days are constantly filled with plans. We are taught that the main path to happiness is through being busy. Through this assumption, we glorify being busy and believe being busy in itself must lead to some sort of revelation and completeness of self. Society encourages you to be constantly busy. Often, a day without plans or goals is seen as a failure. If you are not busy and have not figured out your plans, you are encouraged to think that you have made some sort of mistake along the way and to make them quickly. But this is not true.

Stop glorifying being “busy.” Being busy in itself does not mean that the person is, or will become, complete and sure of themselves. You are not “on the right path” simply because you have made plans. Plans do not complete you—you do.

To glorify being busy is to cancel out the benefits of doing nothing and shun  negative light onto it. At times, not doing anything can be just as beneficial as doing something. You do not have to be consumed with worry over society’s pressure to be busy. Being busy is not always good. A life assuming that it must be full of activity and always eventful is not ever going to be fully wholesome. Relaxation is also a purposeful part of life. Do not be ashamed to still your life—rarely do plans ever complete you in themselves.

About Grace Sara

Author of the “Awakening in the 21st Century” series, Grace Sara is currently a 20 year-old author, poet, and teacher that writes on spiritual, psychic, and self-help topics. Having published the first book of this series at 17 years of age, and later on another book at 18 years of age, she still continues to pursue writing in hopes of inspiring others to find happiness through acceptance and freedom from fear.

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  • Marketta

    I’m glad someone finally said it! I have a ton of friends who are constantly proud of their 4 hours of sleep and millions of things to do. Although, I do find it difficult to relax with so much on my plate, since I am a work-from-home mom. Do you have any ideas on how someone who does have a lot on their plate can fit relaxation and meditation into their lives?