It can be as easy as slipping into a warm bath, death scrolling for hours on end or getting lost in a “binge worthy” series for days at a time. But, instead of “zoning out” we believe running around like a crazy person will bring us results. It’s called busy work. It’s time spent spinning your wheels and creating a dust storm because we believe the bigger the plume the more we’re accomplishing.

However, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We need the moments to stop and reflect. To think. To plan and to work smarter. To evaluate our intentions and goals and to get clear on what we’re working towards. To stand still and assess.

The frivolous activity without the stillness in between is equivalent to a hamster running on a wheel. I know I don’t want to be there. And I’m almost positive you don’t either.

Let’s find ways to work smarter and not harder. After all, we want to have enough energy for other activities in our lives as well.