By Jess Fellows

Busy busy

I know I am always talking about how busy I am, have been and will be. I know lots of other people are busy too. And I know I can’t compare my busy with anyone else’s.

I believe we all choose our level of busy. We choose how insane we make out lives or how relaxed, some of us can balance this and some of us can’t. Some of us don’t like the rush and some of us hate the slow pace.

The love I have for being busy is, I admit, a little odd. Each day is filled with deadlines and planning for deadlines and planning for the planning. I work very hard and am intensely busy most of the time but I equally invest time in ‘play time’ which is complete timeout. Mostly this is only a snippet of time but for me it is always about the quality not the quantity. Work hard to play even harder some say.

Many people don’t have an understanding or can’t manage their busy. It is a struggle and can be quite frustrating. I have accepted that some days my ‘busy:balance’ ratio is on the money and other days it is completely out the window, but why that works for me is because I am totally OK with that! When you have a partner, kids, a business, job, meetings, lunch boxes to pack, washing to sort, animals to feed it’s no wonder it seems overwhelming at times.

So as my dear friends say, sometimes you just have to suck it up princess and do the best that you can. Sometimes you need to know when to ask for help. Sometimes you need to know when to take a timeout. And sometimes you simply have to just play hard. But most importantly you need to figure out what works for you and you alone and do it!