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“‘Busy’ has become the new ‘Fine’.”
When you ask somebody how they were doing, they used to answer, “Fine.” But nowadays, everybody answers, “Busy.”
Busyness is, at its core, about misplaced priorities.
Determine again what are the most significant contributions you can offer this world. And schedule your time around those first.
“Everybody agrees that no one pursuit can be successfully followed by a man who is preoccupied with many things.”
We are never forced into a lifestyle of busyness. 'Busy' is nothing but a decision we make.
Simply realize that our schedules are determined by us.
Learning to say “no” to less important commitments opens your life to pursue the most important.
The things we own take up far more time and mental energy than we realize.
They need to be cleaned, organized and maintained. And the more we own, the more time is required.
Begin cultivating little moments of space in your otherwise busy day:
Set aside time weekly for rest and family. Intentionally schedule it on your calendar.
One of the reasons many of us keep busy schedules is we fail to recognize the value of rest
During the first week of the new year, there is a rush of motivated people who want to achieve their respective self-improvement goals. But then all this rush always tapers off, with only about 8 % of people actually managing to achieve their goals by the end of the year.
We are obsessed with the idea that our potential for happiness is intricately tied to our freedom to pursue wealth. We think we must work harder and longer than the majority if we’re to amass a fortune so we can escape the drudgery of work as we know it.
We can fill our days with work that stretches us, fulfills us, and endows life with a whole new level of meaning.
Being chronically busy can become a badge of honor. It makes you feel important.
It can also hurt your health. The long hours, stress and lack of relaxation time can result in insomnia, headaches and fatigue.