I cannot tell you how many times I have been told to do these three commands. After hours of studying, then not doing well on exams and stressing myself out beyond compare to my other peers, it seems as though fixing myself is the only solution others can give me. Well, what happens when you are the person who is always busy?
1. You do not know how to easily calm down. It seems as though you simply have to let yourself run your own course until you can finally sit down and breathe for two seconds. You need to be honest with yourself and let yourself be angry, otherwise it will stay built within you and you will explode about the same problem two days later.
2. You do not understand those people who can simply do nothing all the time. You are always on the go, meeting new people, finishing papers, working, going to classes, and attending meetings. How do those “do nothing” people ever get anything done?
3. You always plan. It does not matter if your project in class or your presentation at work is due two months from now. You always have to know what needs done and when it needs done. If someone wants to do something later, you need to know whether or not that person is going to flake on you because you have other priorities, too.
4. You do not have time for people who complain. This does not mean you have never complained about a situation before, but you have a proactive mentality. If something does not go your way, then you do everything you can to make sure it happens correctly the next time.
5. You like to stay busy. People have probably told you to beware of burning out, but you nonchalantly brush off their comments. While some people like taking frequent naps, you get a thrill out of mentally crossing off assignments or tasks. It shows how productive you really are. You stay busy because you like to stay busy.
6. Even though you like to stay busy, you still enjoy your downtime. Enjoying your downtime means you know you checked off your priorities, and now you can dedicate your entire self to simply relaxing. You can read, watch your favorite movie, catch up on your favorite show, drink a glass of wine, or run around the park. You were productive, and now you deserve to do anything you want.
7. You like to be self-sufficient. You enjoy knowing you can pay for your own food and your own bills because you feel as though you are finally entering a world in which you can call yourself independent. When you see people who solely rely on their significant others for food or clothes, you pity them because they will never understand how to be self-sufficient. Sure, you may not be able to fix your car or fix an electrical problem in your house, but you learn how to approach all situations. Now, it is all about perfecting your approach.
7. At some point, someone probably called you a bitch. You know your worth, and it exhausts you when people say your demands are too high or you have too many expectations. If you ask a lot of questions, then you probably do so because you like to be aware of what is going on in your life. All you can do is respond with the famous Tina Fey quote: “You know what? Bitches get stuff done.”
Lauren is a Ball State University alumna with a Bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She enjoys breakfast for dinner with a side of literary enjoyment.