Being busy – being full, having a lot to do, filling your calendar to the brim — can be overwhelming, tiring, exhausting. Sometimes we're busy for busy's sake. And answering "busy" to how have you been is, well, annoying.
But sometimes there's an upside to being busy.
When you've got a handful of projects to work on, you don't have as much time to worry about whether or not they'll work out — you're busy making something new instead and learning from the results.
When you're focused on learning new material, you don't have time to worry about what people think of you, what you should do next, or how to spend your time.
You're too busy doing.
Emails don't stick or sting too much because you don't have the time to think about it for another second.
There's a reason people say "if you want something done, ask a busy person." Busy people get things done.
Up to a point, busy can actually be helpful.
Maybe the answer isn't thinking more, but doing more. Maybe getting a little busy will help you out of your next rut.