One the most sincere truth I heard last year is that the 24 hours in day that is available to all of us is enough to do whatever we want to. To validate that statement, think of the reason successful people achieve all that they achieve within the same time frame that is available to all.
A highly creative or successful person is never too busy. All the creative people that I know and respect are doing more things in a day than most people do in a week or probably a month. In fact, you will never hear say I’m too busy. Most of the time, the people who form I’m too busy are not actually busy all. They are just filling their time with activities (non-productive) to hide insecurities. Go check them out, their result will speak.
In this digital age, their too many stuff that is hustling for our attention. Some of us receive more than 100 mails in just one day, all the social media that catches our interest are enough of distractions but it depends on how we manage this, we are provided with more time than we could ever imagine. I personally think it is our perspective of productivity and orientation of driving results that come to play here.
With the emergence of the digital age, there a lot of tools that are available to get things done faster and gain extra free time to get more done. Before google, you have to drive may be 20 miles or more to a library to get information or just to look up a fact. But nowadays, you can do that within seconds by just holding down a button on your phone. The extra time we gain from this should be filled with other things, but you still find people complaining that there aren’t enough hours in a day and there days filled to the brim. I don’t think we should never actually be too busy.
Yes, we usually have our peak period with so much activity sometimes but it can’t be all the time. Even at this period, we find ourselves doing some mundane work that we don’t want to be doing per se and which can be automated to save more time. If the work you are doing makes you feel busy, then the work you are doing doesn’t truly matter to you. Work worth doing isn’t busy work.
So even if you have you have your to-do list very full, and you are feeling too busy, take a break to assess your current situation. If you are honest with yourself, you will need to make some changes. The work that will fill your time would be the ones that bring new opportunities and fulfilment without necessarily becoming overwhelmed with busyness.