Busy? Stupid or Smart?

I received an email whose subject caught my eye

It asked “Are you stupid busy?”; and I wouldn’t lie

The verbiage of the question seemed insulting to me

Used as I was to equating busy-ness with productivity

Then I realized that there was more than a grain

Of truth in the phrase, I actually do know the pain

Of being busy all the time but never able to

Achieve much, or find time for what I really want to do..

I stay quite busy, I must be “stupid busy”

Spending time in low-value tasks blindly

Measuring my work output in terms of work hours

Filled with busy work, not realizing the power

Of using less time; focused on work of higher value

Switching to being less-busy and smart-busy is what I should do


Change is hard, and will happen gradually

But for now at least I have gained clarity

On how being busy all the time may not be smart

Being productive without being busy is an art

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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