I am (severely) lazy by nature, I like – better make that love – doing nothing. I have 3 kids, 2 jobs and a band so the number of times I get to do nothing is absolutely minimal but I have discovered recently that I work a bit like a switch. I’m either going at full speed dealing with life, lesson preparation, practice, kids or band stuff that needs to be done or I’m asleep. That’s it, no in between.
I am finding though that the more I do, the more I want to do. I have more energy to do things when there is more going on. The sense of achievement just sky rockets too, obviously getting more done ensures you achieve more goals. It also impacts other parts of my life, probably due to being more active, my brain is more active and I am able to channel my creativity better, and in more ways.
I’ve heard it said that if you need something doing then ask a busy person. I see the point of the statement, if I have 1 thing to do and a week to do it then its going to get left until the last possible moment – just like when I was studying for degree – but when I have an endless list of things to do then I just crack on with it.
The lack of down time also decreases my lack of ‘down time’. I’m not sure I’ve ever really suffered from depression. Certainly not in the way I know some other people have but I have definitely suffered from some symptoms of it but not when I’m busy. I feel effervescent, alive, positive and able. I seem to need to have a purpose a reason to get up and I am lucky to have several things in my life to give me that.