[From Inc](https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/science-confirms-it-talking-about-how-busy-you-are-is-a-humble-brag.html):

> Ask basically any professional American how they’re doing these days and chances are good you’ll hear a single, standard answer: “busy.” But ask any expert in time use, or one of the many researchers who have painstakingly documented how we use our time, why Americans are so slammed all the time and you’ll get an unexpected answer: they’re not.

It goes on to say that we do this because we associate success with a packed schedule.

I’m working to change that, or I just don’t care. I don’t work Monday’s. I work for clients Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for about 3 – 4 hours in the afternoon. Friday, I do some calls and spend the afternoon doing whatever I want. That’s work sometimes and other times it’s a walk by the river and a swim.