by guest blogger Renee James. One hundred years ago, when people were asked, “How are you,” did everyone answer "Busy?" Maybe we're too distracted to be specific, and "busy" covers a lot of territory. "Busy" means we have places to go and people to meet. But our lives feel like a competition in which the person with the longest to-do list wins. This may be why I feel so stressed. But what in the world is keeping me so busy? I can answer that: I have no idea.