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Rosy Ramblings

Are you as productive as you think you are?

All of a sudden, I’ve become really busy. I don’t know when it happened, maybe it was always there and I’ve only just started to notice? Or maybe this is what happens when you hit your twenties, and ‘real life’ kicks in?

Works hectic, my social calendar is really hectic at the mo, especially in the build up to Christmas, I seem to have plans almost every week (sorry Barclays!).

Don’t get me wrong, I like being busy, I much prefer ‘running around like a mad woman’ to twiddling my thumbs and not knowing what to do with myself.

But, in a roundabout way, I think it’s made me a little lazy. Weird, the two don’t seem to fit together, let me explain…

On those rare occasions when my weekend isn’t filled with work, partying, social events, or seeing friends, I’ve found that recently all I want to do is curl up in bed and chill. Film, food, comfies – the usual story. Does anyone else feel like this?

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I feel bad for doing it, as this is exactly what I’d do if I were hungover, so minus the deteriorating bank balance, I’m actually not doing anything different. I know it’s not often, and everyone needs those chilled weekends to recharge their batteries, but I end up feeling so guilty! I should be baking, or walking or doing something productive right?! This is what my Instagram feed tells me every Sunday, when I troll through image after image of Pendle Hill, or homemade cakes, or another one of Pendle Hill…

Then boredom kicks in. And I really really HATE feeling bored, it’s the worst. It’s all well and good taking time out, however, I’ve kinda become accustomed to being busy so having a ‘chilled’ one definitely becomes tedious, and I end up itching to go out!

It’s a vicious cycle really.

So the question is, should we feel guilty about taking time out to recharge? Or is keeping busy the most productive lifestyle, and one we should adopt moving forward?

I grew up in a household where ‘chilling’ was almost frowned upon. My mum always used to say that she could find us plenty to do if we were bored, so I’ll definitely have to agree with the latter (for now).

I think taking time to recharge is hugely important, but even when we plan to chill, life can get in the way and things crop up.

Just go with the flow, try not to over think; things do have a way of working out in the end…




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