You: How’s it going today Bob?
Bob: Oh, just lovely. I’m so busy it’s ridiculous. You?
You: Yeah, me too. It sure makes the days go by fast though!
Bob: You got that right.
Is this a familiar exchange at work? If you’re one of the countless people swamped by busyness – and see the viral Times article The ‘Busy’ Trap for a more complete diagnosis – then the answer is probably yes.
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