Un-Busy Yourself to De-Clutter and Organise
Woman's Era|August 2019

Then get peace of mind.

Ritu Kamra Kumar

We live in a 24 x 7 culture. Addicted to busy-ness, we keep on telling ourselves that we are doing something right and maximising our productivity. However, if there is a mismatch between things you’d like to do or feel ought to do, then you need to pause and ponder. Jonathan Fields, author of Unbusy: A manifesto talks about “unbusy” as our awareness wake-up call. Busy-ness is a sign of what neuroscientists call “cognitive overload”, which affects the ability to plan, organise and innovate. In our autopilot mode life style, we forget to organise thoughts and things in their place which is critical for a congenial and coherent life.

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