I think this “Opinionator” from the New York Times makes an important point. Are we too busy? Is busyness forced on us. I certainly think a sustainable life would include time for reflection, quiet reading, maybe a movie with friends. To me it is about the one of those first questions, “What is the good life?” and “How do we find it?”
The “crazy busy” existence so many of us complain about is almost entirely self-imposed.
On reflection maybe my problem with this is procrastination and Elizabeth Gilbert is right, learning that, sometimes saying “no” to the good to make time for “better”. Sustainable living is like that. Mindful and considered.
Source: The ‘Busy’ Trap