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, [...]

Keeping Busy IV: Obsessed With Hard Work?

In my first ‘Monthly Update’, I recommended the book If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed. Something that I’ve noticed as I’ve been reading is that a lot of the quotes from famous, successful people have been about hard work. I don’t doubt that these people are incredibly ‘successful’ in the material sense [...]

Keeping Busy II

Since the start of the second university semester, I’ve found myself reflecting on busyness again. A few weeks ago, I was finding my love again for languages by studying my own methods. But since seminars and lectures have started again, I’ve found my days filled up with these ‘obligations', deadlines and meetings. This is all [...]