Busy is a state of mind, and can be controlled. My brain is prone to rattling off the long list of things I need to do, even as I write this.
So what? There will always be tons of things that need to be done. Don't they always get done, anyway? What good is telling myself and everyone around me how busy I am? Somehow, no matter how busy we think we are, things get taken care of. And if they don't, it's not the end of the world.
I've been a college student most of my adult life. The current degree is an Online MBA in Accounting. Add this to a teenage daughter, training a Doberman puppy, running a small accounting business, working out every day, yoga practice, blah, blah blah. We all have this running list of shit we have going on.
While doing group work in this Master's level class, my classmates constantly use the excuse of how busy they are to make up for the crappy or late submission made to our work.
Really? You are so busy? Don't you have the same 24 hours in a day that I do? Then why do I do enough work for the both of us?
Some interesting statistics: