Are You Too Busy - How to Tell if You're Too Busy
Here are 17 ways to tell you've got too much on your plate.
| Apr 01, 2004
...you eliminate moisturizer from your nightly routine to save 20 seconds.
...you feel decadent for taking time off for oral surgery.
...you offer your trainer more money if he will let you off early.
...waiting for the light to turn green seems like a vacation.
...you decide to drink less water because those trips to the bathroom burn up precious minutes.
...you bring your laptop to the hospital so that while you are in labor you can get in some work between contractions.
...you mentally multitask during sex.
...you return phone calls in the shower, scratching memos to yourself on a bar of soap with your fingernails.
...you try to buy yourself two extra hours a week by announcing to your shrink that you're quitting because you have absolutely no more problems! (She laughs and says she'll see you next week.)
...you order the risotto because chewing meat takes so much time.
...you shout "Hurry up!" at the microwave.
...you actually do business during business lunches.
...you wear pants instead of skirts so you don't have to shave your legs.
...you skip the vowels when you read.
...you have piled up so many frequent flier miles from business trips that you can fly free to Mars (business class).
...you contemplate moving to China to gain the extra day.
...your dog has figured out how to walk itself.
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, March 8, 2014
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