Sometimes we have friends that are just selfish in nature. They expect you to drop everything for them when they need or want you to. They might even seek you out more than your other friends because they know you will say yes. And you do say yes. But what if you had said no? What would have happened? Would your friend have accepted your answer or would they have turned against you?
I thought that if I wasn’t learning, creating, or accomplishing something, I was wasting the extra time I had during the day. I can’t remember when I first heard or read this, but it was within the last six months, but I am not obligated to be productive. Especially during my spare time. After reading Overwhelmed, I realized I was wasting my leisure time by trying to be productive.
There is work, and there is busy work. Busy work is generally meaningless. If you say “I’m busy” instead of “I was working on signing a few contracts that will bring my office a lot of new business,” you devalue the work you are doing. If you say “I’m busy that day” instead of “I am spending time with family that day” you are devaluing the activity of being with family.