I am guilty of this, I think we all are!
Always doing a thousand things, yet never accomplishing nothing.
You work a million hours per day, busting your ass, racking up those hours, multitasking, browsing, researching, slacking (term for using Slack, I think), emailing, conferencing, writing, reading, and much more. Yet at the end of it all, you do not have a single piece of work that says COMPLETED.
We are always “too busy,” and we proudly wear it on our sleeves and brag over happy hour cocktails as if it is a badge of honor. Being un-busy is seen as being lazy and unproductive in today’s ever so overworked world. When actually, being always “busy” is what should be frowned upon.
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings
If you learn how to prioritize you will never be foolishly engaged. A lot of what we refer to as occupied or “busy” is nothing but lack of planning, coordination and structure. Which in turn highlights the many weaknesses in our failed work routines.
If you have some form of structure to your daily schedule such as a calendar or utilization of mobile apps such as ToDo and Evernote, you would see that always being busy is nothing but an ego trip or a blatant excuse.
The time we lose with family, friends and making real human connections because we are “too busy” is destroying not only your uncoordinated professional life, but worst, your personal one.
Being stuck before hundreds of folders and endless hours of artificially lit screens is eating at your brain, your productivity and worst, your soul. Start putting some structure to your routines, prioritize and stop using the busy defense. It’s getting old!
Are you always “busy?”