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Whenever a person admits to being busy and not able to connect with family members or friends, this action communicates rejection and a lack of importance to the other party. People will naturally make time for what is most important to them. At the core, it’s never really about being too busy, it’s about where something or someone else lands on the list of priorities.
Being busy forces, people to lose touch. People need to feel connected to one another. This doesn’t just apply in a figurative sense. As the Executive Editor of Berkeley’s Greater Good newsletter, Dacher Keltner notes how the primary language of compassion for one another is human touch. A person who is a busy body loses the connection and the relationship suffers and ultimately dies.
Additionally, maintaining a relationship with a person who is always busy is incredibly draining. Some personalities will try not to take it personally or as a rejection of who they are. However, it is hard not to. It is understandable for a person to desire connection and mutual effort in building a healthy relationship.
So, in this day and age of fast-moving technologies, texting and social media, how does a person stay connected and avoid getting caught up in the “busy” syndrome? There are few things to consider:
1. Begin to re-prioritize.
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