"To everything there is a season."
one thing i've (finally) learned in life is you have to get comfortable with the ebbs and flows of the universe.
just as surely as there will be "down time", there will also be hectic time. when you have faith in this concept, you can really enjoy those moments of peace, when it feels like "nothing" is going on, instead of worrying that we don't have anything to do.
i always tell everyone this at work whenever it slows down. they fret that there's no new business coming, then suddenly there will be a surge of new projects opening and we all end up having to work more and faster.
enjoying the slow periods helps us to better handle the hectic periods, because we'll be well-rested and ready to face whatever challenges are piled on our plates.
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven" - Ecc. 3:1, Holy Bible