All This Silliness of Busyness…

I hate being busy but unfortunately I am. I have always been proud of how many different things I can do in a day but off-late the realization is growing inside me that I have crossed the threshold of a satisfying day and slowly creeped towards the busy person lifestyle.

I have always performed better when I handled multiple events simultaneously and that was the idea behind the whole “Project of the Month” project this year. But seems like I found my true limits towards the end of the year.

My schedule for most of November and at-least half of December included daily events like: Yoga class, Theater, A Photography Challenge & the AI Class. After a while things started getting to me. I was on the absolute edge with time management and all I wanted to do was to go home and get a good night’s sleep.

The climax of it all happened on the second day of my play. That day I spent four hours in the morning writing the final exam of the AI Class and then rushed to the venue to get prepared for my play. Easily one of the most stressful days of my adult life.

I was recently speaking to a friend who asked me how I got time to fit in so many things into my day. While the question flattered me, the truth is I have been over exerting myself for just too long. It was around this time I decided to not take a step back and relax.

After a while of juggling too many things I have learnt that quality is the first to suffer. While I can tick off many items from the list of things I wanted to do, I genuinely feel a little sad that I couldnt do it to the best of my ability. Thats when you really wonder if all this silliness is worth it.

One of my resolutions(if you can call it that) for 2012 is to backoff from the gas pedal and absorb the beautiful scenery that the journey of life is throwing my way. I figure that I wont be traveling that fast but there is more to life than just running by it.

  • Multi-tasking and accomplishing lots of different hobbies in a day/week is highly overrated. To go beyond the newbie/beginner stage of anything requires focus and devoting regular time for the activity. And once you are focusing on one-two activities a day/week, the mind needs some off-time every day/week to relax.