I hate the excuse "I don't have time." There is always time.
We just do not always *make* the time for things because we have other priorities. I think this nuanced self awareness is super important, as we often lie to ourselves that we do not have enough time for things (poor us) when the reality is far different.
The reality is that we do not have enough time to go to the gym today.
Rather, it is that we do not value going to the gym enough to make it a high priority.
The reality is that we do not have time to go get dinner with friends. It is that we do not value that over doing other things.
I think it is really easy to convince ourselves that we are busier than we actually are. More than that, it is easy to feel fulfilled simply because we are busy people.
Being busy is not success.
But...for some reason...society (especially here at school)...wants you to think that successful people are busy people.
I would argue that...for most people, being busy is the opposite of success (of course up to them, but it is not de facto).
The way I judge how happy I am with my day is not whether or not I am busy. There are infinite things to be busy with.
Rather, I try and focus on...if I could be doing anything else with my time, would I still be doing what I am doing?
If being busy prevents me from doing things that I want to do...then what is the point?
Like why are people bragging about being busy if it prevents them from doing things that they want to do?