Ask most New Yorkers how they are and you generally get the age old “I’ve been so busy.” It’s like if we are not all rushing around all the time we are failing.
Well here’s my dirty little secret: I relish my down time.
On occasion I will even go so far as to tell people I already have plans. Because I do. I commit to my plans with myself.
Sometimes it’s just a few hours, sometimes it’s an entire weekend. I may spend the day on my couch, roaming around the city, at a movie or a museum. Cooking up a storm is not unheard of.
The key is I recharge. I reconnect with myself.