You’re busy. I’m busy. If there’s one thing I hear more than anything else in small talk it’s how busy everyone is. It’s generally with a tone of frustration, feeling like victims of others’ demands or of circumstances out of our control.
The good news is that we are in control of more than what we seem to be. So much of our time pressure results from overcommitting. We are the problem. It happens because we don’t say “no” as much as we could.