I’m Busy, You’re Unimportant
It’s so important to make time, even if that time is just for yourself, or to leave space for spontaneous things to happen, to say yes to an unexpected invitation or make the most of an unexpected sunny day.
Here are some thoughts from Simpletom on the very subject…
“This week’s really busy”. “Sorry I’m slammed at the moment”. “We’re manic”.”It’s crazy”.
I get about 100 emails every week with something that let’s me know that me that the sender is really very busy.
We’ve created a culture where it’s necessary, cool even, to exclaim how busy we are. The amount we have to do is proffered as a currency of importance. The busier we are, the more important we must be… The more we are needed because everyone just wants a piece of our delectable selves.
I try to avoid these descriptions. My weeks are sometimes quite full, but I hope never manic, busy or crazy. I try to book in time, if necessary, to enable space and spontaneity. Whenever I get too busy, all the work I do suffers. My ‘busiest’ weeks are rarely my most productive. I try to work like it’s the weekend if I can.
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