Our busyness makes us even busier – why? and what to do
09 December 2018
When we’re busy and stressed, we can fall into bad behaviors. Four common traps are:
- We keep ploughing away when she should take a step back and prioritize.
- We overlook simple solutions because stress has created tunnel vision.
- A third common trap is we avoid setting up systems that would help us save time in the long run. And finally,
- We might find ourselves using avoid-and-escape coping mechanisms, which can take sneaky forms, such as escaping into low-level tasks that can be easily accomplished rather than tackling the big, scary stressful tasks we know we should.
The rule here? Is to step back, breathe, make a plan, bite the bullet and work smarter.