Occupy Yourself

Some people struggle with occupying themselves.

In contrast, as someone who likes to be busy and believes they never have enough time, I struggle with the concept of being ‘bored’ or unable to occupy myself.

For me, there never seems to be enough time to do what I want to do. I have to cram, forever behind and ‘busy’ because time feels like sand to me – always slipping through my fingers.

Conversely, I have friends who are terrified at the thought of having time to themselves. They would rather not have a day off alone for this reason. Rather than having not enough time, they fear having too much time on their own.

I don’t know if this is a lack of motivation, desire to do things or not having many hobbies. Perhaps, it’s also linked to the introvert/extrovert spectrum – they get their energy from time with others and don’t like spending time alone.

Being more introverted, I have several hobbies and prefer time alone to recharge my batteries.

We’re all different; that’s the beautiful thing about humans. But I also think we all need to cultivate the ability to be alone. Solitude and silence are hard, but it is in this space where we learn about ourselves.

Do you ever get bored?

Do you have many hobbies?

Do you feel like you have enough or too much time?

What do you do to occupy yourself?