In the last few years, I have seen among friends and colleagues a tendency (yes, me included of course), to feel that if you are not busy all the time, you are wasting your time.
This phenomenon is more common in big cities. We are getting used to be stressed all the time. And if you find yourself, in a certain moment, relaxed and calmed, then a feeling of guilt takes over your heart.
Nowadays, it seems unforgivable to be relaxed and happy, it is generally taken as an act of “laziness”, “idleness” or a” waste of your life”.
Believe it or not, many people are living that way. All the time.
I have got a friend who is always trying to find something to do and efforts to show the whole world she is constantly busy. She feels that if she seats for a while to take a breath, everybody will think she is lazy and useless, (those are her own words.)
On the other hand, I know many people who are feeling tired constantly, even if they rest plenty of time, they feel even more tired afterwards.
They can sleep a whole day, just to wake up feeling as if they had not rested for months.
In both cases, they never stop to ask themselves about the real cause for that fatigue.