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The Busyness Delusion

The Busyness Delusion

Many people think they work more hours than they actually do, leading to a mistaken belief that they are busier than they really are, something called the busyness delusion.

Believing that you are short on time has certain negative effects, like making hasty choices, and feeling overwhelmed, resulting in increased stress and anxiety.

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Similar to a financial plan or a budget, the time schedule is not to restrict one’s day, but to support and enhance productivity during the day while ensuring there is ample time for the other areas of life.

You can increase the time perception by:

  1. Tracking your time: Use an app or a diary to track all your activities, keeping a secret but totally honest record of your time and figuring out the time leaks.
  2. Creating a schedule: Place meters on th...

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