Busyness is defined as the state or condition of having a great deal to do. On the surface, that doesn’t necessarily sound like a bad thing. But, let’s dig a little deeper into the causes of busyness.
Insights into the causes of busyness can be found its synonyms, which include descriptions like time-starved, overworked, swamped, bustling, over scheduled and over committed. Sometimes, we talk about busyness by saying “not enough time in the day” or “my to-do list is overwhelming.”
However, time hasn’t changed. Each person each day gets 24 hours, not a second more or a second less.
So, why has there been a surge of busyness in modern society? Is it our smart phones, our ever-growing interconnectedness, or our attempts to keep up with the Jones?
While all of these aspects may contribute, I think the answer lies in something deeper and more subtle, which is the addictiveness of busyness and its deceptive ability of to allow us to avoid critically important work.
Meaning, its not your busiest days in which you move my life forward in meaningful ways.
It’s the days in which you tackle big, gnarly, uncomfortable actions.