Simply floating through the day makes me less creative and less productive…In fact it is dangerous for me…(luckily not often!! )
What do you mean by busy.. Always running here and there, continuously answering to phone calls, not taking lunch..?
- I guess this is all because of your adrenaline effect ;). Or
- Just to hide your laziness or fear of failure
Socrates: “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” I do respect his words. But if you have enough headspace to manage your busyness, nothing can damage your brain. You have to be fully aware of the bottleneck in your brain. That’s it. 🙂
It is always heard that “Slow and steady wins the race”. I’m not going to question it. But I believe “Fast and steady wins the race”
There are many aspects which govern and control the fastness. As per my views, first and foremost thing is planning. If my day is planned, I could clearly feel that difference in my productivity. If each moment is planned (definitely not a static plan, but a dynamic one) and if we have a target time, the work is going to be completed quickly.
I would like to be busy always, making every second in my day engaged. And I really enjoy the life when it is fully busy. In fact I feel tired when there is nothing to be done. I can assure you that you will never feel bored if you allow yourself to plan your day. If the control is lost, you are lost and bored at times..
Still there may be occasions making us bored, then better go to your bed and have a sleep 😉
And the second important thing is parallel processing. For me parallel processing is not doing many tasks at a time. As far as we have two hands only, multi-tasking is not easily possible (I won’t say it as impossible, as there may be super humans). And I’m quite sure interruptions in the form of multi-tasking makes us distracted only.
Suppose there are two urgent mails to be replied. Our normal tendency is to just start writing the letter taking one by one. And in the middle way only, it will be realized that there is missing information and the person who knows about it, is out of reachable now. So either we fail in the task or happens a lot of que time.
So think parallel. Will there be que time..? How can I avoid the que time..? First of all just analyze both cases and ensure whether you have all the information to be drafted in the mails. If not, find and clear out the dependency factors immediately. Then go ahead…you are busy now, no que time.. 🙂