On chat I AM BUSY, TTYL, BUSY, WILL CALL ONCE FREE, DND.
We read such messages or hear them at least once in a day. Are we really that busy? Or is it just another way to avoid people at that point of time. In fact, I have seen people feeling and showing pride when epithated as Ms. / Mr. Busy. I too ask myself, would I feel proud when tagged the same? My mind and soul screamed ‘NO’.
Are we really busy or do we just have some work in hand?
Has BUSY become a tool of ignorance, escapism or avoidance?
We all have work in hand, from toddlers to elderly and this is how our life is, rather should be! Using our days in a worthy is how our routines should summon. But, we really need to understand the fine line between having work in hand and being busy. In fact, even WhatsApp should refrain from providing the BUSY status as default. Do we attend meetings the entire day? Do we attend client meet for 12 long hours? Do we write, dance, read from sunrise to sunset continuously?
We all need to take enough breaks and breathers – these breaks can be utilized to revert, express and love. Point to me one individual who would not have phone in her/his hand to type I AM BUSY. People spend more time typing I am busy than calling up and explaining that they have work in hand or are attending a meet for next half hour or so and then get back to them.
Time management and prioritizing are the two essential terms we need to get accustomed to our routines and more importantly our minds. We always make time for something we really want. Whether it’s an activity, a gadget or an event. We can be occupied, have work in hand but busy, we should think twice before using this word.
A very good friend of mine told me that he has work in hand but he isn’t busy. Let me add, he is highly (respectfully) designated in a profound company. His words confirmed my direction of thoughts. We all should re-think as to what impression we leave on people when we say we are busy, especially on the ones we love. Believe me the listeners despise the word.
Observation: “Those who are occupied are less on phone and those who are busy are mostly on phone.”