When Being Busy Becomes Bad For You

Being busy is something we tend to see with a mark of pride. If you’re busy, things are going well, and you’ve got a lot going for you, and things are moving at the pace you’ve always wanted them too. Of course, being busy in business is a mark of success, especially when you’ve just had an incredibly slow and expensive period and the company is in need of a break! 

But being busy can also be bad for you, and there’s a fine line between the good and bad side of having next to no time in your schedule. And to ensure you’re a good business leader, and your busy schedule isn’t doing you more harm than good, let’s go through some of the clearest warning signs below. 

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When You’re Saying No a Little Too Often

Being busy means you miss out on opportunities. And when you miss out on opportunities, you start to stagnate, and become a bit of a weak link within your networking chain. In other words, it’s time to start saying yes, and cutting that meeting hour in half so you have the chance to go over a proposal in greater detail. 

Before now, you were passing up on the chances to make it big in your business, or to increase your market standing, and all because you were a little too busy to give these proposals the time of day they deserve. Change the habit! 

When You Keep Forgetting About Admin

Admin is something every business leader needs to juggle, and yes, that paperwork can take an age longer than it’s supposed to. However, when you can’t even keep up with your tax paperwork, or you’re always submitting it the day before it’s actually due, you’ve got a problem on your hands. 

Thankfully, this one has an easy fix – outsource your paperwork needs. For example, if you’ve just started up a dental practice, and you’re still finding your feet, using some accountancy services for dentists could be the best thing for your schedule right now. So, if you just don’t have the time to write down calendar reminders, and you’re way too busy thinking about other things to keep it stored in the memory banks, call in others to help. 

When You Just Can’t Focus on Anything

If you’re someone who is regularly multitasking, because there just aren’t enough hours in the day, you should think about slowing down, and focusing on one thing at a time. Any business leader who isn’t capable of picking out the wheat from the chaff in this manner isn’t going to go very far. On the other hand, when you isolate your tasks, you’re much more likely to notice a rise in your ability to concentrate, as well as in your ability to make a good and informed decision.  

Being busy can be bad for you, and you should always have a little bit of time left over in your schedule, just in case!