When people ask you how work is, do you reflexively respond ‘work is busy’? While you likely have many outstanding tasks on your plate and projects that need your diligent attention, ask yourself these two questions:
1) Is ‘being busy’ part of your self identity?
2) Does ‘being busy’ mean that you are also productive?
Paul Andrew, a blogger with theLeadershipCoach.com, suggests that if being busy = part of your self concept, then something is amiss.