Successful people stay busy, but in a balanced way. It is often said that an idle mind is the devils’ playground. By staying busy and focusing on tasks at hand, busy people don’t have time for negative thoughts and emotions that they could otherwise dwell upon if they were feeling down. Also, being busy gives one a sense of accomplishment and raises the level of positivity and self confidence one feels. The trick is to stay busy in a way that also keeps a person balanced, balancing being busy taking care of one’s physical, mental, and emotional needs while balancing out the demands of school, work, home life, family, and friend needs.