Being busy does not necessarily equate to being efficient according to a recent Flying Solo blog post on the benefits of taking time out to reflect on personal productivity.
The post outlines seven types of busy and offers tips on how to overcome some of the barriers that unrecognised habits can present to your progress. In summary, here are a few from the list:
- 'Badge of honour' busy – when professionals jam pack their day to feel a sense of achievement; the solution – don't over-commit and focus on strategic outcomes
- 'Nobody does this as well as I do' busy – suggests an avoidance of delegation; the solution – understand the value of freeing up your own time
- 'Running away' busy – doing less important tasks as a way of avoiding tricky or large problems; the solution – be more realistic about priorities
- 'People pleaser' busy – when saying yes to everything results in an over-packed schedule; the solution – learn the value of a polite and honest no
The full list can be found here.