Are You to Blame for Your Own Busyness?

In fact, we are less busy than we think we are

So if we have a full-time job’s worth of leisure per week, what’s driving our constant claims of out-of-control busyness? Bragging, asserts researcher Ann Burnett, who Schulte also interviews. Examining how we talk about our lives by looking at things like holiday letters, Burnett concludes that busyness has actually become a sign of status. We bitch about how busy we are, in other words, to assert our importance. Via link

The cure as discussed in the article is to simply to stop complaining how busy you are rather than installing another productivity app which creates more burden for you.

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