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A Feeling of Procrastination

Holly Lipovits

Posted on August 19, 2020 14:10

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For the past few weeks, I've been feeling sluggish and rather lazy but I still try to put my best effort into what I enjoy.

While I've had moments of feeling tired and lazy, during times like these, these feelings have been a tad worse than normal. My workflow is nonetheless keeping me busy from my freelance job, college, internship work, working for The Latest, and a part-time job. I enjoy my work tremendously but this feeling came on rather sudden. Perhaps I have too much on my plate? Step back a little and take a little "me" time?

Though I have felt these feelings before the pandemic, it is okay to feel this way. No one is perfect and no one should strive to be. We all have the things we enjoy, the things we hate, and the things we wish to do, but sometimes it is okay to not do something every minute of the day just to feel busy. I understand that keeping busy is an ideal lifestyle for many of us, and it provides a routine of some sort, yet doing nothing is also wonderful.

Don't get me wrong, I love what I do. I love to write and read others' work to ensure it's the best it can be, I love school because I enjoy learning, and I love interning to gain experience. I love spending my time keeping myself busy. It is okay, however, to take a hard-earned break and take a breather.

For all of our lives, we have been on to go and not thinking anything about it. But for a chance, we have this time to really take in what we haven't for a long time: the quietness, the stillness. We wake up every day at 5 a.m., get washed up and head out for another day at the office. It's always the same, though. Mix it up. Take that walk in the park you've been wanting to do, read those dusty books on your dresser, finish writing the novel you're halfway finished with.

Even if we do not get to the things we have put off, that's okay. It's okay to not do something every minute of every day. It's. Okay. Do whatever it is that makes you happy, just don't overwhelm yourself with piles of work and no time to relax.

Holly Lipovits

Posted on August 19, 2020 14:10

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Source: LA Times
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