You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are
Are You too busy?
Well, maybe you are…some people certainly are!
Hanna Rosin, writing in SLATE, talks about Washington Post reporter Bridgit Schulte’s new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play when no one has the time.
“Busyness is a virtue, so people are terrified of hearing they may have empty time. It’s like being told that you’re obsolete.”
“To be deep in the overwhelm requires not just doing too many things in one 24-hour period but doing so many different kinds of things that they all blend into each other and a day has no sense of distinct phases.
“Researchers call it “contaminated time,” and apparently women are more susceptible to it than men, because they have a harder time shutting down the tape that runs in their heads about what needs to get done that day.
Read Ms Rosin here: You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are
Some people really ARE busy and they also know how to use their time.
Some people just can do and DO DO more than other people and it’s not because they lead empty lives, it’s because they love what they are doing.
Of course, you can go overboard.
If you have trouble figuring out what to do with the time you have, join me at Self-Knowledge College
I’m with you.
P.S. check out my series on Time on SKC where I write about the Evil ETA (estimated time of arrival) from everything to the amount of time people say it takes to get to their house for dinner to the time the repair man says he’ll be there to fix the stove.
From false representations of college class time to airline schedules, we are constantly fooled by fake time estimates.
From the doctor’s office to badly handled restaurant reservations… bad timing all the time!
But we’re partly to blame because we want to believe what they tell us so we fool ourselves!
I can help you handle it better!
Here’s the link to the first of a series on Time: The Best Time Management Tip Ever!