Is Being Too Involved A Bad Thing?

We all know someone who goes out of their way to join every single club or organization to build up their resume and keep them busy. Is being involved in EVERYTHING on campus really a good thing? Think about it, it’s not only a physical strain trying to be everywhere at one time, it’s also a mental drain that can lead to stress and for some people, depression. Being busy cannot fix the problems that you have in your life, it will only cause your problems to exceed further.

While it is important to work hard and push yourself to success, it is not good to overwork your body and put a strain on your physical and mental state. Yes, I know that “an idle mind is the devil’s playground,” but you cannot overwork yourself to the point where you don't even have time to properly sleep or eat each day. There is a difference between being busy and being overworked, as well as overwhelmed. The extra amount of stress you put on yourself by doing too much does not benefit your mind or body positively.

Our health, whether it is physical, mental, or emotional, is very important. When one element of our health is off, it effects the others. Take care of yourself and strive for success, but do not overwork yourself, enjoy your “me” time any chance you can!