7 Signs That You’re The One Who’s Emotionally Unavailable
You’re very busy
Not just normal busy. When people ask you how you’re doing you’re quick to respond, “I’m sooo busy!” wearing your busyness like a badge of honor. You work at a demanding job, juggle several side projects, wake up at 6am to work out, participate in a book club, volunteer, take classes, and attend networking events and wine tasting Meetups on the regular. But even without long hours at work or a plethora of organized activities, you can still find things to keep you very busy—doing errands, cleaning and decluttering, and obsessively checking email, Facebook, and Twitter to name a few.
Workaholism, compulsive busyness, and addiction to tasks and "To Do" lists are seemingly harmless ways to check-out. But they are more destructive than they appear, preventing you from being present and available to yourself, let alone to someone else. To increase your availability, leave a little room in your jam-packed schedule—it will give you the time to sit still and check-in with yourself, and the space to open up to another person.