Busy is the bane.
And sometimes, you are busy. So much so that being busy becomes a description of your permanent self, more than a temporary state.
To get out of it, make a list of the things that are making you busy. And ask yourself two questions.
- Are those things my responsibility? Because if they are not, you are doing somebody else’s job.
- Could those things be somebody else’s responsibility? Perhaps a colleague who is looking for an advancement, or a freelancer who is looking for more work.
Once you unlock that conversation with yourself, you are ready to start setting boundaries and delegating.