Episode #37 Beware Of Busyness
Particularly in times of uncertainty and unpredictability, human beings are tempted to hit the gas pedal and fill our lives with an overload of activities as a tactic to distract us from unfortunate circumstances and unpleasant feelings. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and his son Logan Brown explore the dark side of busyness and give practical tips on how to break free from living in the tyranny of the urgent.
I worked at an advertising agency in New York, and I was talking to one of the producers. And she was saying that one of her bosses told her that she doesn’t seem stressed out enough. Her boss was like, ‘You need to act more busy.’Logan Brown
- Busyness gives greater attention to the urgent than it gives to the important.
- Busyness overvalues productivity and undervalues people.
- Busyness leads to blurriness, such that we are unable to see the big picture in life.
- It is possible to be busy without being rushed.
- The opposite of busyness is not laziness but purpose.
- A packed schedule is only a good thing if it is packed with things that matter.
- When you feel that you are too busy to get everything done, re-evaluate whether everything on your to-do list is actually important.
- Remind yourself daily, “I am worth more than my achievements.”
- Set aside an entire day every week that is devoted to rest, recreation, and relationships.
In This Episode
Slow It Down
Faster isn’t always better, and in fact, we are often at our best when we are at our slowest. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Greg Dickerson remind us that our pace is our choice and explore how slowness can actually give us more time.
Schedule Your Priorities
Often we neglect the important tasks in life because we let the things that feel more urgent get in the way. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Dan Costello unpack principles and practices that will help you take control of your schedule.
Make The Time
One hundred sixty-eight hours is a lot of time. And every single week of our lives, we have the power to choose how that time will be spent. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Casey Greenawalt reflect on a choice we can all make to ensure we accomplish our most important goals.