I always feel like I need to be doing something, and if I’m not busy enough, then I’m being lazy. I don’t know if you feel that way too — like you’re never doing enough. Your to-do list is always growing. There aren’t enough hours in the day. That feeling comes in waves for me and I’ve definitely been feeling like that now that I’m on summer break. But this isn’t necessarily true. It’s something that I’ve put in my head because I’m not doing so much that I’m exhausting myself. It shouldn’t be that way.
Right now I’m in the process of developing a TV series with my friend and writing partner, and we’re working with one of our teachers as a mentor. So technically I am still taking a class. I did a polish on my feature, edited a TV drama spec, and about to start editing my TV comedy spec. Along with blogging more and doing research for two other projects. I’m trying not to get down on myself because I am working. I’m either writing or doing something along the process.
If you’re like me and have this problem of feeling like you constantly have to be busy. Stop. Breathe. You don’t need to do it all and it doesn’t all need to be done today. Or even this week. This is what I’ve learned so far this summer and have been working on. Say yes to things that make you feel happy that aren’t work. It may take some time to not feel guilty, but being happy is so much better than being stressed.
Enjoy the summer!
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