Many of us can agree that there is more to life than the work we do (especially when it is not geared towards an aspired career). Sade, the lead singer to the British band that takes after her name, talented and profoundly passionate about her craft, never allowed her work to interfere with the way she wished to live her life–around family and the closest of friends–hence the gap in between her album releases. She took the time to learn about herself, her relationships…to enjoy life, which I can only imagine helped to fuel her creative side of songwriting that almost always leaves her music timeless.
Most won’t admit it (I will), but we revel in that “busy life,” even when it doesn’t exist. We get so caught up in having so much to do (in other instances, pretending we have so much to do) and wanting to do everything and in the end, nothing gets accomplished. Picking one thing and tackling it with diligence is much preferable to taking on a hoard of tasks likely to go unfinished–you’ll reserve more “you” time with the former.
Help yourself grow: Take some time out of your “busy” schedule (chances are: your job will go on without you) and partake in the activities that cater to your interests, passions, and knowledge. Discover what makes you tick–there’s no way of telling until you’ve dabbled in the areas you’re not particularly fond of.