Time trap #4: We regard busyness as a status symbol - Deepstash

Time trap #4: We regard busyness as a status symbol

Our identities are tied to work.

Financial insecurity drives workism. Most of us cope by working more and trying to make more money. And we feel guilty about spending money on things that make us happy, such as dining out or vacations.

The social appearance of being busy makes us feel good about ourselves. In contrast, focusing our attention on something other than work can threaten our livelihood and status.

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