Why do we feel busier than ever?

I remember the days I would go to work and in between classes I would be able to chat with colleagues and brainstorm about events we were planning. We even had  few moments to check the news or read an article to keep up with daily hapenings and discuss world events. Some sad and some happy. After work, I would stop by my sister’s house and enjoy a cup of coffee and a nice chat. Fashion, life problems, neighbors… Whatever life was throwing at us at the time. It was relaxing even if it was stressful. I know it sounds contradicting or confusing but I am serious. It was really a moment to ourselves.

We don’t have that kind of time nowadays. In the midst of everything, I mean work-home-extra curricular actvities of your child, there is no time. We are always rushing to something, running out of something. Technology, including our smartphones, is taking over every bit of time we have. No need to turn on a computer or a laptop anymore. Everything and everyone is so accesible via gadgets like smartphones and tablets. Maybe that is why we are always busy. We have become non-unreachable. At work emails pop up and we get the urge to read and reply right away. In the car we check emails, receive and send texts. Some may think of it as taking advantage of red lights or a traffic jam. How about listening to a song and  taking that time to be with ourselves or even chat with the family in the car? Then we finally make it home. Once we are settled with homework, shower and dinner we finally strech out to watch a favorite show to unwind. Commercial break is an opportunity to check our facebook, comment and or post status or something we find funny or interesting to share with the world that we do not get to see that often or sometimes not at all. We are constantly busy. Or are we?

 

 

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