I love the article from Tyler Ward about being "busy", titled "Busy isn't respectable anymore." Obviously, for someone who is considerably less busy than she used to be, due to health constraints, but also due to choice, it's great to hear that being busy isn't all its cracked up to be. And per his article, there actually might be disadvantages to proclaiming to be so "busy" in the first place.
You can read the entire article here, but I particularly like the snippet below about the "busy" experiment. I've tried it (striking the word "busy" from my vocabulary), and it really does work. In fact, a few weekends ago, we visited our extended family, and when I responded to the typical "How's the Pillbag business?", I forced myself to come up with something other than "Busy, thanks." I elaborated, I went into detail. I actually took the opportunity to engage in a conversation, rather than shutting it down by simply replying with the typical "Busy" comeback.
Here's the snippet, and don't miss the entire article here. Enjoy!