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    Default Are you slow living or fast living?

    I met someone tonight who reminded me how much I'm not a busy person. It seems some people are constantly busy, running from work to hobbies to volunteering to socialising. That's just not me. I'm definitely a slow living gal. I took 10 weeks off work before each baby was born and a year off after. We don't do any activities, I go to the gym twice a week and socialise maybe once or twice a week, and apart from that I don't really have any commitments. On the weekends we sort of just potter. We're always out and doing stuff, but we don't really have appointments.
    It seems these days everyone is competing to be the busiest, and I just don't get it. I'm not talking about people who are busy of necessity, but people who always put their hand up for everything. They seem to wear it as a badge of honour that they're always so busy. Just not for me I guess.
    Are you a busy person? Do you thrive on it, or is it because you feel compelled to take everything on?

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    Slow here. I have a coffee break after hanging out the washing

    I'll happily help out in ds1s classroom once a week but, apart from food shopping and such, I take it easy.

    Nothing wrong with the people that are go, go, go. It's just not for me

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    I'm busy but only because of our mortgage. I dont have a lot of extra commitments, but getting to work 4 days a week, doing one childcare and one school drop off and the same in reverse on the way home, one night DD1 has dancing. I go to the gym when they are in bed. I spend way to much time on the couch cos i'm buggered!

    I wish my mortgage was more manageable so I could drop a day or two at work. I miss the 'me' time, I miss the energy I used to have for my girls.

    I often dream of moving to the country again for a slower pace

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    I like balance. We have busy days but then make sure we get some chilled and restful days.

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    I'm a bit like you OP, but DF is a busy person. It's frustrating coz just for once I'd like for him to stop and smell the roses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rarity View Post
    I'm a bit like you OP, but DF is a busy person. It's frustrating coz just for once I'd like for him to stop and smell the roses.
    Same here. I like to take it easy. I hate feeling rushed or like I've got a million things to do but DH has to be on the go all the time. It makes me agitated just hearing about his day sometimes!

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    I'm both I think.i work 4 days , I could work five but im lazy ..I get so tired at my job( I'm a nurse) that I love to put my feet p and crash at the end of a work day.

    I can't stand staying home on weekends but I don't like getting early on weekends either. I don't like being too busy but I like having things planned for the weekend..

    I'm a real mish mash person I think!

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    Ideally slow living, but I have a two and a half year old.. At the moment, I feel like I am constantly stressing about the next thing that needs doing, I can't stand it!

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    I've always been fast living and I love it.
    I'm a chronic joiner, and when I join something (hockey, book club, church etc) I always put my hand up for jobs that need doing. I think it is partly cos it is hard for me to watch someone doing a crap job and thinking 'hmm I would do it different' (meaning 'better' )

    DH and I love traveling and have never taken leave and not gone overseas. Even on holidays we do lots of stuff, I've never been to Asia or Fiji or done a holiday which was just sitting by the pool etc. It sounds so enticing, but I just know I would get ants in my pants.

    I finished work last Friday in preparation for this baby, due in 6 weeks. I have no idea WTF to do all day! I'm bored already...

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    I'm naturally very lazy but feel guilty when I do nothing. I have an 11 month old and a 3 year old, am a SAHM, study part time, am training for a half marathon so do lots of running and gym work and I have also started Pilates and would love to start yoga classes. I'm busy but make sure I get plenty of "sit on my butt" time. I hate having too much to do, it overwhelms me. I like having just enough that I feel busy but I'm not struggling with balancing everything. At the same time, when I do have too much to do, after the initial feeling of being overwhelmed, I'm very good at prioritizing and just getting stuff done.


 

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