SOMEWHERE ALONG THE way, overwhelmingly busy became the new black.

The research nerd in me wants to lay it on thick here, peppering you with study after study that proves all the negative effects this social bragging right is having on our health and well-being. The Anti-Muse of Inundation would probably appreciate the press. But let’s not give her the satisfaction.

You know the deal. We’re inundated and exhausted. This reality stifles progress, our sense of mastery, and our feelings of preparedness. Check.

What you may not be aware of, though, is how detrimental all of this is specifically to our ability to attract inspiration. ...

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