The “busyness” hysteria is not a necessary or inevitable condition of life; it’s something we’ve chosen. Almost everyone I know is busy because they feel anxious and guilty when they aren’t either working or doing something to earn their salary, promote their work, and justify their existence. We’re busy because of our own ambition or drive or anxiety. We’re addicted to busyness, and dread what we might have to face in its absence.
Quote from Richard Sauerman’s blog post, Busy bodies – Why is it so important to be busy?
Yah, WHY? After reading the full post, I think I need to reshuffle my priorities – like how I should, instead of planting myself in front of the computer to earn that extra buck, spend more time with my loved ones; plan more family outings; go on more dates; have more coffee chats; eat more ice-cream; enjoy more slow mornings; explore more; dive more; shoot more. I love myself, so I aim to treat myself better. And with that, I shall end with the exact last line from the post. Life is too short to be busy.