As a society, we've fallen into a trap of busyness and overwork. In many ways, we have mistaken all this activity to be something meaningful.
The underlying thought seems to be, “Look how busy I am? If I'm doing all this work, I must be doing something important.” And, by extension, “I must be important because I'm so busy.” Multitasking reduces productivity and divides your energy across too many priorities. Read this article to learn why this happens and what to do about it.