The reason you’ve always got so much on your plate.

Ever feel like you’ve got too much on your plate? There’s always something to do, like work, run errands, catch up with old friends.

If you weren’t always so busy working or staying on top of things, would you be bored? What might you do with all your freetime?

Some zodiac signs are noted for their strong work ethic. There are Capricorns who work way more than they should and put career above family or love.

Other horoscopes know how to strike the perfect work-life balance, such as Libra or Pisces, and they make time for pleasure that’s almost equal to what they dedicate to work and completing new projects.

I love being busy. I am the kind of person who has to have some task going at all times just so I’m not sitting around doing nothing.

One of the worst feelings for me is being bored – if I’m not actively doing something, it can drive me crazy.

Even if the thing I’m doing is just reading an article on my phone or chilling in bed with a face mask on, I still feel like I’m using my time productively. Hey, I’m learning by reading or taking care of my skin – those things count!

For me, even though I’m not a workaholic, being busy all the time is a good thing. I love opening up my planner or the calendar on my phone and seeing everything I’ve scheduled for the upcoming week. Even during my lunch breaks at work, I am working on a side project or task.

For some, this might sound exhausting. Why not just do nothing for a change, right? But for others, I know this sounds all too familiar. In fact, a lot of people might be able to relate to this, especially since there have been studies proving that people have a need to be busy.

Being busy gives us purpose in our lives. Rather than being content with staying in one place or doing nothing with our time, we feel like we’re contributing positively to our lives when we jam-pack it full of responsibility.

That feeling of happiness you get when all of your laundry is done, or a big project is finally completed?

That’s a high you want to ride out, isn’t it? It’s why you start thinking of the next thing you’re going to accomplish, rather than pat yourself on the back for a job well done and relax until the next thing comes along.

But keeping yourself busy is a good thing. It can teach you important skills, keep your mind productive, and even make you a happier person. Of course, it’s also important to note that there’s a difference between keeping yourself busy and overworking yourself to the point of burnout.

People can and do get addicted to the stress that comes with being busy, so it’s vital that you make time for yourself to relax and recharge, too. Even if your idea of recharging your batteries is finishing a book or cleaning your apartment, don’t give those things up.

Finding the perfect balance between being busy and relaxing will ensure that you’re saving yourself from serious burnout. Plus, it ensures that you’re focusing on things that matter most to you, rather than just being busy for the sake of having something to do.

Depending on your zodiac sign, there’s a reason you’re always on the go and checking things off of your to-do list. Here is why you’re always so busy, according to astrology.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

Aries, you’re always so busy because you’re constantly going after a new passion project or fighting for something you believe in. Your determination is unmatched by any other zodiac sign, and it shows when your projects come to fruition.

When you’re immersed in something that you’re passionate about, you love being busy. This is the time when your intensity and fiery personality really shines through your work and shows people that you’re here to make an impact.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus, you’re always so busy because you’re working tirelessly to fund yourself a cushy, financially stable life. You’re no stranger to hard work, and you know that the more effort you put into what matters to you, the more rewards you can reap later on.

Your main focus in life is to build a foundation that is incredibly sturdy and reliable. You want to know that, no matter where life takes you, you can trust yourself to have made the right decisions.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

You have a LOT to say, Gemini, and you’re busy making sure your voice is heard. More specifically, you are always so busy arguing your side or having a heated debate with someone. You value other people’s opinions, which is why you’re always down for a deep conversation.

When you’re not voicing your opinions, you’re busy brainstorming new ideas for a project. You’re the kind of person who is always on the go and always looking for the next exciting project to get your hands on, and you’re willing to stay busy to make things happen.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

Your nurturing, kind nature makes you the kind of person who is always looking out for the people you love. When people see you running around like a busy little bee, it’s because you’re connecting with the people you love.

The reason you’re always so busy is because you’re catching up with old friends and spending quality time with your family. Life isn’t worth living unless you’re surrounded by the people you care about most, so you always make time for them.

LEO (July 23 – August 22)

When you tell people that you’re busy, Leo, it’s because you’re always putting your nose to the grindstone. The hustle never stops for you, and that’s exactly how you like it. No matter what you set your sights on, you are always working hard to achieve your goals.

You usually find yourself busiest working toward an honorable cause or climbing the ladder to success at work. You take on extra projects to show your boss who’s boss or start your very own business where half the proceeds go to charity. However you do it, you love staying busy.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo, you’re always so busy because you’re helping as many people as you possibly can. You dedicate your life to asking, “How can I help?” to everyone you meet. You are a firm believer in lending a helping hand however you can, even if it means putting your own needs aside for others.

The way you like to help people is by guiding them and being a mentor. You’re always so busy because you’re helping people realize their goals, get where they want to be in life, or giving them advice. As a wise and helpful person, it’s kind of your forte.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Self-care might sound a little hokey to some people, but for your Libra, it’s incredibly important. Whenever you’re not feeling like yourself, or you just need a little pick-me-up, your go-to method to feeling better is taking care of your body, mind, and soul.

The reason you’re always so busy is because you’re always practicing self-care and finding healthy outlets to express your emotions. When it gets hard for you to express your feelings, you turn to exercise, creativity, and sometimes even a face mask to help you out.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

The reason you always find yourself so busy, Scorpio, is because you’re being crazy productive on a new goal. Some people might think you obsessive or a little too fanatical about your goals, but you’re too busy to care.

You are always pursuing something new, like a new goal you’ve set for yourself or a challenge to overcome. You have a tendency to get hyper-focused on your goals, but you like the feeling you get when you’re busy, when you’re achieving what you’ve set out for yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

Sagittarius, you’re busy living your life. You believe that life is way too short to not enjoy it as much as possible, so you’d rather busy yourself with exciting new adventures and making memories than not having fun at all.

On any given day, you are meeting new people, learning new things, and discovering new places. Life is about exploration and growth, and if that means you’re always busy doing some explorin’ and growin’ then sign you up!

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Capricorn, you’re always so busy being a workaholic. I know, it sounds bad, but it’s really not. You can’t help it that you’re so ambitious! And if being called a workaholic is really just an excuse to keep you focused on achieving your goals, you’re okay with it.

You’re always setting new goals and knocking them down one at a time. Your creativity and productivity intersect during these times and help you create or achieve something amazing. In fact, you LOVE being busy because you know something great will come of it.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

When you’re busy, Aquarius, it’s because you’re off making the world a better place. You enjoy volunteering, mentoring, and learning how to be a better friend. Any opportunity you have to do some good for yourself, others, or the world, you’re into it.

You love being busy if it means you get to make friends and new connections (along with doing some good). You appreciate opportunities that advance you in life and open your mind to new possibilities.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Taking care of yourself and others are two very important things to you, Pisces. When you’re busiest, it’s because you’re filling up your planner with things that make you happy and feel involved.

The main reason you’re so busy all the time is because you’re listening to other people’s problems (and trying to help solve them), creating soulful connections, and scheduling much-needed alone time. Just remember to keep things balanced when you get this busy – that’s most important.

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