"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1). How we use our time is interesting and can be challenging. Many of us discover ourselves to be what we would define as 'too busy'. We end up rushing around trying to get all sorts of things done. Stephen Cherry, in "Beyond Busyness", talks about "time and its apparent shortage". He goes on to explore "time wisdom" - rather rather than time management. "In order to be an effective and good minister, to survive and thrive in church leadership, it is essential to build up good time wisdom".
Busyness can be be a disease from which we find it difficult, or even impossible, to break free. Deadlines are powerful and can be useful - but not when they are mastering us.