do nothing sometime.
Ever feel over-worked, too busy or just plain overwhelmed? I'm sure we all have our moments. Mine are typically from over-packing my schedule because planners and I are still getting acquainted. Some day, I feel that being too busy will be inevitable though. Like when my husband and I have kids. (Two dogs really might be enough.)
I think about how our society is set up sometimes and how both parents in many households need to work full-time to make ends meet. I don't agree with it. I think it stinks for those who have to be that busy, not that it matters or that it can be helped. We all have one life to live––should we really be busting our butts trying to fit everything in and get everything done all the time? Just stress levels prove that's a big, fat no. But in many cases it can't be helped.
At this point both my husband and I love working, and we don't have kids to take care of yet. Even now though, we're (well, mostly me) constantly filling our calendars with new responsibilities, activities, opportunities. We love it all, but sometimes it catches up with us.
It's our own fault. Most of the time, when we hear about someone's busy life it can seem like they're successful or impressive (obviously, that's not the case for many families who have to be busy). But maybe it just means they're too busy and need a breather.
It's definitely not a bad thing to say yes to people and experiences, but it's healthy to let things go sometimes, too. Eliminating even one thing from your week can help. If stress is the killer we know it to be, this is just one small step in the right direction. :)