• Brett

I am so Busy, Isn't Summer for Slowing Down

We are already in the middle of June….Summer is only another 6 weeks!


What?!


That can’t be right.


Yep, school starts back for most the first week of August. By the way I am so glad I went to school when we got out by Memorial day and didn’t go back until Labor Day – I would be ticked if they stole a month of my summer!


Let me guess in your mind summer means slowing down, vacations, resting, relaxing a little more but in reality, well it is just a different kind of busy.


I get it. I do. It happens for a few reasons:


1) Your phone and home are your work place.

Working at home means always working. Remember how excited everyone was to skip the commutes, work from home and have a more simple life. About that, some of us ended up working more hours and having less time off because between the phone and laptop we were never really “off”. The laptop on the island or kitchen table is always there and you literally carry your work around in your pocket on your phone.


We thought it would even out but it seems like we are going to have to set some boundaries or get consumed by all the work that never stops coming.


2) Your brain is tired.


You have done a great job through the last 18 months, you really have. You made so many adjustments, so many new decisions, had so many frustrations, lost moments and all with an unrelenting low-level frantic vibe circulating in the air, your brain is tired.


In part because of #1 above you have a hard time turning off your brain at the end of the day or on the weekend. Your mind doesn’t turn off. So, a couple more things to do feels like 10 times that.



3) You’ve Forgotten busyness is a choice