We often complain that we are too busy. A recent survey shows that the number of hours we devote to our work constantly increases while the number of our leisure hours decreases.
We often complain that we are too busy. A recent survey shows that the number of hours we devote to our work constantly increases while the number of our leisure hours decreases. Therefore we try to do everything to save a little time for ourselves. We do all the shopping once a week, we buy products that begin with words 'Quick' or 'Instant', we never go to work without a walkaman or book so that the travel time is not 'wasted'. If we finally decide to have a break, we usually squeeze a variety of pleasures into one special weekend. Being overbusy is considered so natural nowadays, that we even feel anxious if we have any time to spare.
As one psychologist said, being overbusy is the perfect escapist behaviour. However the problem arises when we begin to realize that we run ourselves like machines and we never see the hours we have saved because we pack them with new activities. The myth of 'faster-is-better' finally turns againist us. We feel exhausted and we begin to hate work. A recent survey shows that for more and more people simply'staying at home with the family ' is the favourite way of spending their free time.
We live in an imperfect world so we are constantly given the message that everything should be perfect. We are judged every minute by what and how much we do. The more we do the better we feel about ourselves. The more we can squeeze into 24 hours the better human beings we are. When we try to do too much we may fail,