According to Merriam-Webster.com the definition is:
- a. engaged in action: occupied
b. being in use
- full of activity: bustling
- foolishly or intrusively active
- full of distracting detail
The definition I like and strive for is “engaged in action,” although I might change it to “engaged in intentional forward moving action.”
However, usually when I find myself (or clients) using the word busy, what I really mean is “full of distracting detail.”
This isn’t always the case, but in my past I’ve used it in that way so many times that I have some baggage with the word and tend to avoid it all together.
When you’re busy, which definition are you usually using? What definition would you like to be using?