Personal, Post Graduation Thoughts, Work

To my busy bees ๐Ÿ

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First off, save the bees.

I have always been considered a busy-bee. My work ethic is something that my prior bosses, family members, and even friends comment on because I literally do not stop. I am always working, creating some sort of side hustle, and pushing myself to go further and harder. I applauded this personality trait of mine because it allowed me to feel like I was one step ahead.

However, this week Iโ€™ve been forced to stop. I have nothing to do, no plans, and no responsibility for a full seven days as I await my job start date.

So why do I feel so uncomfortable? I am a busy-bee because it allows me to feel in control. To me, the faรงade of being busy makes it appear like you have it together and you have purpose. To be busy, was the ultimate goal because I never wanted to appear lazy and I wanted to keep up with those around me, especially during my time at Vanderbilt. However, in the coming months I want to be more deliberate in stopping and reflecting. Thereโ€™s no point of creating big goals, but not taking the time to see growth or adjust if necessary. Thereโ€™s no point of always doing something, if you donโ€™t take the time to rest and you constantly feel exhausted.

To all my busy-bees, allow yourself time to reflect, to regroup, and to rest.

  • Reflect: create check-points for yourself to not only see personal growth towards goals, but to reflect on what you could improve upon.
  • Regroup: if things arenโ€™t working or if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, stop. Regroup, pull yourself together, and start again.
  • Rest. Rest: I cannot stress this enough. Physically rest your body and your mind. You cannot keep pushing yourself if you do not have the energy to keep grinding.

So to my busy bees, I challenge you to take the time to rest and regroup; but, I also respect your hustle and grind ๐Ÿ

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5 thoughts on “To my busy bees ๐Ÿ”

  1. Thank you, I needed to see this! I too am a busy-body but I just moved and am in a very uncomfortable position because I’m still looking for a job and do not yet know anyone in my new town. I will definitely be applying the 3 R’s the next few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Roanoke, VA!! It’s absolutely beautiful and UPDATE: since working at my new job and going to a new gym, I’ve quickly made friends who seem like great quality people. There is so much magic to meeting people through a workplace you love and a fitness center where other ambitious people are taking care of their bodies too ๐Ÿ™‚ Surrounding yourself with people who motivate you truly is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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