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7 signs that you’re not really that busy (and you just brag)

May 3, 2020

We all need to dig deeper and learn more about our work habits, especially those distracted by our favorite television shows.

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7 signs that you’re not really that busy (and you just brag)7 signs that you’re not really that busy (and you just brag)

Did you complain about what? employed what are you If you are like most of us, do it regularly. It is almost impossible to avoid this, especially when others are talking about how busy their lives are.

“I know! I feel like I don’t have time for anything.”

It is a phenomenon known as bragging that you are busy and it is very common in our western culture. Is it because we as a culture value people who are busy? Is it because we’re afraid of being lazy when we’re not as busy as our colleagues? Is it because we need more congratulations and support for our work? Or do we stretch out the truth to free ourselves from some responsibilities? It is most likely a combination of these factors.

With the demands of the modern world and the fact that “stress” is a subjective experience, it is easy to separate the line between being busy and feeling busy. So how can you tell if you’re not really busy and just pretend that you are? And what can you do about it?

Pay attention to these signs:

1. You sleep enough

It is recommended that we sleep 7 to 9 hours every night, but an average person sleeps much less, probably due to priorities or excessive commitments. If you sleep 7 to 9 hours every night, that’s good for you! You take care of your body and program yourself to be more productive. At the same time, this is a sign that your schedule is not as busy as you think.

2. You work less than 47 hours a week.

An average full-time worker in the United States works 47 hours a week. Statistically speaking, if you work fewer hours you are less busy than a normal person. This doesn’t mean that you have to fight 47 hours a week, not even 40. This is just a fact that allows you to compare yourself to the average of people.

3. You don’t send or receive as many emails as your colleagues

In the office, ask how many emails your colleagues send or receive each day. The average is 121 emails a day, although this can vary by position and industry. Mail is an excellent indicator of your workload and productivity, as it is involved, albeit indirectly, in almost every task you need to do. You can check the productivity of your emails with one of these productivity tools.

4. You have no children

I have no children, but many of my friends do; and it is enough to recognize that children are an enormous time burden. Fathers automatically have dozens of busy hours a week to feed, dress, take them to places, entertain them, and generally take care of them … even when they have help. If you don’t have to take care of a child, you will feel a bit silly if you feel so busy when you have one.

5. You see your friends and family regularly

Busy people don’t have time to spend with their friends and family. Little by little, their friends move away and their romantic and family relationships suffer. If you have the opportunity to spend time (sometimes a week, or even every day) with the people who matter most to you, you’re above average.

6. You take breaks and vacations regularly

Breaks and holidays are important. If you continue to drown at work without giving yourself the opportunity to relax and re-evaluate your life, your productivity will be affected and you will feel tired. However, if you have the time to go on vacation regularly, at least five working days a year, you are probably not the average of the really “busy” people.

7. You have already seen the latest episodes of your favorite show

This may seem like a strange sign that comes from our current concerns about such addictive television series, but it is a relatively important measure of how busy we are. When you watch TV, relax … The average American watches TV for almost 5 hours every day. This is an enormous amount of free time for all those people who claim to have their calendar full. So if you’ve already watched the last episodes of this series and are used to watching TV regularly, you may want to rethink how busy you are.

You can also do this test to find out how “busy” you are, taking into account things like your marital status, work, and hobbies.

This shouldn’t mean that it is bad to be busy, or that you should try to increase or decrease your workload. Indeed, psychological studies suggest that people are happier when they are busy than when they have nothing to do. The most important thing is that you need to be aware of how busy you are and why you are busy, why brag when your responsibilities are relatively limited? Why did you choose these responsibilities in the first place?

We all need to dig deeper and learn more about our work habits and how we think about and respond to them.

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