If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person to do.
As crazy as that sounds, it’s true because people who stay busy tend to measure their happiness by productivity.
Another benefit: Busy people suffer from less anxiety and depression.
- My NYU college students are already onto this epiphany even during midterms, a pressure-filled time even without a pandemic – that the more they focus on getting things done, the less time they have to worry.
The brain is all-powerful – if we keep it actively engaged in productive things, it rewards us by lowering our anxiety.
Don’t fear being too busy, be concerned about too much time to worry.