The Surprising Link Between Being Busy And Being Healthy

Think about how being busy can help you maintain your focus on your long-term well-being.

Lorna Harvey
4 min readMar 22


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Do you believe the stereotype of harried professionals grabbing quick burgers and ignoring their treadmills as they rush from one appointment to the next? An increasing body of studies indicates that being busy helps you make healthier choices.

More specifically, believing you’re busy boosts your self-importance and self-control. Several recent studies of university students at a global business institution have reached this conclusion.

They were more apt to choose apples over brownies and extra credit over a day off after writing an essay about how much work they had to do.

The results have at least two exceptions. Being pressed for time weakened self-control and made students more apt to overindulge.

Furthermore, being busy had less of an impact on students who were characterized as having a poor work ethic.

If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, developing a busy mindset may help.

Consider how having a full plate can assist you in remaining concentrated on your long-term well-being.

Performing Meaningful Tasks

If you enjoy your employment, being busy at work may benefit both your fitness and your finances.

If you’re not fully engaged, on the other hand, you may need to change your thinking or depend on other activities to boost your self-esteem.

1. Continue to study. Maintaining your skills and knowledge will give you the qualifications to work on challenging and interesting tasks. Sign up for workplace training and online classes.

2. Create a sense of togetherness. Building relationships with your coworkers increases employee satisfaction. Attend workplace parties and be generous with your time and assistance.

3. Acknowledge your own strength. You have the ability to make your work more enjoyable regardless of your job description. Learn everything you can about your business and industry. Consider the goal of your tasks.



Lorna Harvey

I’m a blogger, writer, and interested in helping people find answers for living their best life. I also write on