Being constantly busy has taken over our lives. Everyone is too busy for everyone else. It seems like we always have that next project looming over our heads or that next minor task we are so eager to get out of the way.
There is only so much time in a day to complete all of our daunting tasks, but there are a few solutions to make us stop feeling like we are so busy. First, we need to stop saying we are “busy.” Simply stating we are busy all the time makes us more stressed, and makes us feel like we have more to do. Furthermore, the person you’re talking to is probably just as busy as you are, and doesn’t care to hear that you think you’re the busiest person around.
Next, if you look at your calendar and feel overwhelmed with the day’s events, change your mindset! Instead of dreading about how much have to do get done or meeting you have to attend, look at it as an opportunity to connect with people. Make the best out of every meeting you have scheduled. This will make your day more enjoyable and increase productivity at the same time.
Lastly, tweak your life by making time for the things you enjoy. Unfortunately, there will always be another assignment to complete. It’s important to ignore the “list” for a few moments during the day to eat a good meal, take 10 minutes to walk around outside, or incorporate a quick workout. It is almost impossible to complete everything you have to do every day; by the time you finish everything on your list, more tasks have surely been added on. It’s a vicious cycle, and although it is important to remain prioritized, being extremely busy can also bog us down and prevent us from performing to the best of our abilities.