Today is an absolutely gorgeous Saturday afternoon. And guess what, I have absolutely nothing that I have to do today. I am completely free.
Why then do I have trouble enjoying it? I feel like after 4 years of university, having a job non-stop pretty much since I was 16, and going straight into my potential career after University has made me a bit of a workaholic. I’m so…used to working that it’s hard for me to accept that there are times when I simply don’t have to do anything.
I went for a walk this afternoon and cleaned up the kitchen a bit, and now I’m sitting here watching Saturday afternoon television and sipping on a gingerbread latte I made for myself. I feel a little bit better, but I still have this crazy desire to do something…to be productive. I don’t think that it’s necessarally healthy to be productive all the time. Maybe I have to re-learn how to do nothing. I miss that freedom.
For anybody who’s reading this, do you find that drive to always be productive? Do you think it’s healthy? How do you cope with it?