Staying “busy” is one of the biggest distraction on the planet, but it doesn’t always mean one is doing their best or being productive. And many wear “busy” like a badge of honor all the while failing to realize they are stuck in the same spot; like a car spinning its wheels stuck in mud.
I get a lot done in a week, but am cautious not to fall into the trap of running around doing extra stuff just to feel busy. I also avoid using phrases like “I’ve just got so much to do” or “I’d love to but I don’t have time”. I’m not a fan of the “no time” excuse. When I sense I am struggling with time, I take a moment and conduct a process check; basically take a time out. Then I look at how I’m using my time and most often I find that I am not working or scheduling my time effectively.
At any rate, if you struggle with being “busy” I encourage you to conduct a process check on your use of your time.
Learn to protect it like gold.
Be a better scheduler.
Get a touch more organized.