It is easy to use the word "busy" to describe our lives, because bustle has become so ubiquitous that it is imperative for us to contribute so much to our world. When we tell people that we are busy, we are trying to say that all the activities we consume every day are important to us. It may be a little difficult for some of us, but we don't feel overwhelmed to be busy. We are in demand and therefore important, for so many different reasons, not only for our own well-being - our being, but also for that of our surroundings. But our insistence on staying busy can have a damaging effect on our ability to focus on the present. For many of us, it is difficult to find the time to walk or eat properly, and we find it difficult to care for ourselves or even be ourselves. The opening of the show throws us into the reality we all face as adults: there is no time for sports, family formation or hanging out with friends. In this episode she talks about how she feels exhausted when it's time to take some time off to exercise and live her busy life. "Just too busy" is a recurring answer, but you should consider whether it is possible to get excited over a long period of time. Maybe you are actually going through a transient phase, working on an exciting but all consuming project. If that is the case, and that is a blessing for you, then the problem is that you do not take the time to think about it or consider alternatives, because you numb your mind from all the work. Based on the research to date, this does not require you to do less, but simply to change your way of thinking and speaking. Avoiding the pressure to insist that you are busy all the time will make you feel less busy. As the American study of time use shows, we are not nearly as busy as we think, and if we avoid it and check our time frequently, we will not be overly busy at work. Research shows that we have a lot of free time in our lives. Watching TV, checking emails while we eat dinner or watching webinars while we work can be just as much a part of our daily life as eating, sleeping, drinking, shopping, reading, eating, writing, listening to music, playing games, watching television and much more. If you feel that you are often out of control, it may be time to take a step back and think about how you spend your time. To help you, here are a few tips and tricks I use to try to stop the madness and stop myself from being too busy at work. Do you know what it's like to struggle with your workload and feel overwhelmed and disorganized? That's why I launched the online Time Management Management Managers course to help you focus on what matters to you, feel better organized, and do important work. The course is self-contained and includes tools and techniques that help you manage the workload, improve productivity and prevent you from being so busy. As a productivity coach, I have met leaders and managers at all levels who have difficulty stopping thinking. Doing many tasks in practice may feel more productive because it looks like you are moving forward, but stopping thinking to complement what you are doing leads to much better results. It is a painful exercise, but one has to recognize that busy people have many priorities and productive people few. We feel pressured by time all day long and therefore react with more and more and feel pressured. When we are too busy and the day feels like a rush, it is easy to overlook the important things in our lives, such as work, family, friends and hobbies. Use a tool like Toggl to figure out what you spend every day and when you wake up. We feel busy because we always seem to rush from one thing to another, but this insistence almost always leads to one of our most productive and difficult sessions. Ultimately, bustle is a way to distract ourselves because our minds don't have enough time to think. Some people even use it as an excuse to do easy-to-verify tasks that conveniently prevent us from jumping into other higher-level or higher-level projects. But now that it is no longer the excuse, we are realising that we are avoiding these projects because they are simply too scary, because we do not get enough guidance or simply do not have the resources. If you don't function well, you will cause a lot of problems for yourself and your team and the world around you.