For Busy People

Becoming Less Busy

Are you busy? Too busy to do anything about it?
Some say this is the plague of our times. Hi-speed, instant everything has not made our lives ‘better’. In many ways, it has complicated our daily existence because we now have too many taps on the shoulder: this email, that text, social media notifications by the second … You get the idea, right?

We’ve come to the conclusion that fast-paced multi-tasking is overrated. Over the long haul, it does not deliver what it promises and, in fact, is often why we hit the wall many times. Ironically, while rushing and running around, we don’t even see the road blocks that take us to burn out before us until it too late.
So what’s a creative, enterprising person to do?

According to the Young Entrepreneur Council website, answers can be found by learning from others.  To that end, they pulled together thoughts on the topic from some of today’s most forward-thinking people.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Work Out – Andrew West, Preferling
When I feel so mentally burnt out from juggling multiple projects, there's only one thing that can recharge my brain and my enthusiasm—working out. It's a way to unplug and just focus on the task in front of me, whether I go for a long run or a four-hour bike ride around my city. When I'm done, I have a high so powerful that all of the stress from my day-to-day activities is gone.

Schedule Free Time – Evrim Oralkan, Travertine Mart
Schedule free time on your calendar, just like you would schedule a meeting, and stick to it. It's crucial to take the time you need for yourself, even if it's just 30 minutes a day. You'll get back to work feeling recharged and inspired, and chances are, you'll accomplish a lot more than you would if you worked straight through the day.


We think there is much we can do to create space for ourselves to take breaks and recharge. this is how we scan slow down enough to see the detour signs BEFORE the road blocks.

To read more advice from startup founders mentioned on Young Entrepreneur Council, click here.

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