All of us are busy all the time. You are busy. You are likely very/crazy/incredibly busy. I am busy. They are busy.
Sure you heard and said that many times. So have I. Today, I invite you to reflect on this statement. I am worried that this attitude of all of us being busy all the time is not good for our health. In fact, I think this mindset also reduces our potential to innovate, create, and love! Days, weeks, months, and years go by being very busy! Very scary. I enjoy working very hard but I feel that this does not necessarily mean that I need to put myself into the state of being very busy all the time.
This year, I am trying to be more mindful and focused on my key priorities. I try to prioritize and not to think about all the other things that seemingly require my attention. I would like to make significant progress by investing focus and energy into my teaching, mentoring, and research. Hopefully, this will help me shift my focus from being busy to being happy about the impact of my work. Here are some roadblocks that I have identified, which I will try to reduce/eliminate: