Health

Antidote to The So-Busy Lifestyles

I know the meaning of busy, or at least I think I do. Okay, I am busy, at times, judging by my own standards of busy. Because, let’s face it, at times we seem busy with nothing while, at other times, we do nothing that is associated with busy. Too much of that, I just have to say that I have been busy, not quite, not a bit, but real busy over the past few days. You will forgive me if I have not called you, called you back, texted you, texted you back, or facebooked with the rest of the social networkers out there. I did not even have time to write, well not as in writing academic-thesis-oriented stuff, but this kind, the inspirational kind, the fulfilling kind. I have not had time to read, yet am an avid reader. I have not had time to sleep, enough, or do any of that stuff that stress free people do, like walk down boulevards picking blossoming flowers and sticking them in budding plants so that they can look like blossoming flowers. In sum, I have just been on this keyboard, doing things that I presume will bring me monetary solutions for my stack-piled problems.

Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. In fact, we seem as though we cannot even get enough time to do the most basic things that are critical for one to live a comfortable normal life. There is a danger to this kind of lifestyle. It is totally not recommended not to find time to pause every now and them. Even the heart, the organ that we so often describe as the center of human life, the one that we so often like to think never rests till we bid the world farewell, rests. The heart rests after every heartbeat, before it plunges back in with systolic and diastolic pressures, as lively as new machines are. Implying that resting is a rule of nature, which should not be broken if life activities are to go on smoothly. Yet, we need much more than periodic rests, much more than 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night, even more than that one hour out of every twelve hours of busy. What we need, what we really need is rest from routines, normals, and schedules. We need different every so often. So, break free, take a break from how you do things. Skip that appointment, miss than TV program, and do something completely different that will give you true psychological rest.

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