Chapter 5

To be or not to be busy?

Most of us busy people spend a lot of time frantically rushing around on autopilot, unaware of the varied habits that we have that are the real cause of our stress and busyness. As we have seen, these habits come in many forms – we have our:

  • busy story that our minds produce and we tell and repeat to ourselves tirelessly and to anyone else that can bear to listen (I have too much to do, there is no way that I can get all this done in time, it is not fair, my life is overwhelming)!

And we have our:

  • superhero fantasies that we buy into and live by.

These include our:

  • perfectionist pursuits, busy behaviours that are motivated by fear and we use (not so wisely) in an attempt to eradicate all discomfort ...

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