this family life episode 22: on 11 signs that you could be a busy addict

This episode of the podcast is another solo one from me. I share from a post I wrote earlier this year some signs you might recognise in yourself if you are addicted to being busy.

I could easily list these signs as I am a reformed addict! It was only when I started to try and slow down the pace of my life did I realise that I was actually addicted to being busy and I found it incredibly hard to slow down. Like all things that are hard though, it was worth the effort as I persisted in changing my behaviours.

While far from perfect, the pace of my life has slowed down significantly over the last two years and it has made me happier and therefore my family happier.

In the episode I share:

  • 11 signs that you could be a busy addict
  • What busy addict behaviours were having the biggest impact on my life
  • Why these behaviours were a problem for me
  • What behaviours I chose to stop
  • How goal setting helped me get over FOMO

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