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Assorted musings: Busy and worry

Posted on: August 4, 2016

If it is not already obvious, my new favourite tool for creating image quotes is Pablo by Buffer.

One of my new favourite things to say is: “Busy” is a four-letter word.

I say this in response to questions like, “Are you busy?” and “What keeps you busy?”

Being busy seems to be normal, expected, and accepted. The questions are like conversation starters. But they belie our assumptions.

Being busy is not necessarily a good thing. Being busy does not mean that you are productive. Being busy rarely allows you to stop and think.

A lot of busy work seems to stem from worry. People are busy because they are worried about deadlines, judgement, payment, and many other things.

I choose not to be busy.

My response is based on not worrying about worry.

Worry is like a rocking chair. Lots of movement that gets you nowhere.

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3 Responses to "Assorted musings: Busy and worry"

Gilbert Ng Ying Fong: @ashley absolutely agree that busy may not mean productive… via


Deborah Kay: @ashley I like @PabloByBuffer too (credited on blog & image)! But I LOVE @Buffer values. Much to learn from them



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