Ever feel that you just don’t have enough time to do something? You probably have, and chances are, you probably do. Most people affirm this by often saying how busy they are when their buddies or their girlfriend(s) ask them to go out for a night. However contrary to what most people think, they aren’t really that busy.
It sounds silly, but think about all the things you’ve done today, and all the things you’re going to do. Now, assign hours you think that each task will take. You aren’t that busy. What’s more important, is to realize and accept this fact, due to the amount of underlying beating we’re taking from the stress of this. Yes, simply thinking about how busy you are can take a stressful toll on your body.
In today’s society, we live in what can be called a cult of busy. Everyone likes feeling busy, like they’re actually doing something, or that they’re actually working towards a specific goal. However, there’s also a social factor on simply being able to tell everyone you know that you’re busy – even when you aren’t. Think about it – being busy is used in so many social interactions: rejecting a date from someone you don’t like, when someone tries to schedule a meeting with you at 9 a.m. in the morning, when you’ve just gotten into the office, or even when your family asks you to come home for Christmas dinner. You aren’t actually busy, but you’ve been using that scapegoat for far too long that you’ve actually led yourself to believe that you actually might be.
What should be done is to limit this sort of thinking. You’ll find that your life might actually be a lot more stress-free. Stop telling yourself how busy you are, and accept the truth: you have time, but you just can’t be bothered.
In most cases, you just need to simply remind yourself of that fact. Try to keep reassuring yourself that everything is not as bad as you make it out to be. However, if you really can’t handle it that way, try logging down everything you do in a day and how long each task takes. You’ll quickly notice you either have a lot more time than you thought you had, or that you’re wasting a lot of it on other things, like on the internet, reading.