I imagine this Harvard Business Review article, “Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are“, hits home for many of us.
We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the Worst Case Scenario Handbook, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how much we have on our plates when we communicate about our work.
I’ve found that the best way for me to not feel busy, and to instead feel productive, is to tame my inbox.