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The 'YES' Below Busy

Cara Bradley | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cara Bradley

In a quiet moment on a deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea, I joined my yoga students in a pose. On one knee, with my arms floating in the air, I close...

On the Importance of Disappointing Your Congregation...

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Pastors cannot agree to meet the needs and whims of their congregation. We're not allowed to comply to their wishes, if their wishes require a superstar pastor who keeps the church upwardly mobile. This life, however, is not healthy for the pastor.

The Race Without a Finish Line -- From 'Busy-ness' to 'Busy-less'

Kasia Jamroz | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kasia Jamroz

Being busy has nothing to do with being productive. It actually shields our dodging of important yet very uncomfortable actions. It restricts professional performance and limits mental capacity by compromising decision-making processes and letting our impulses loose. Although being busy can make us feel more alive, the state itself is not sustainable in the long term.

We're Busy... And That's Okay

Susannah Lewis | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

This isn't merely busyness. This is life, and we are right in the middle of it. Every practice, every game, every recital, book club, award ceremony, work, school or church function -- that's where our heartbeat is found.

Being Busy Is Actually Better For Your Brain, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.18.2016 | Fifty

Feel like the work just never seems to end? Take heart. All that "busyness" is probably good for you. A new study in the journal Frontiers in Aging Ne...

The Great Anesthetic of Modern Day Life

Cassidy Hall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

"The world is like an anesthetic... people are not going beyond the superficial to the meaning of life -- they don't even ask that question because th...

This Mother's Day, I'm Making a Pact to Avoid the "Who's Busier" Trap

Emilie Davidson Hoyt | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Emilie Davidson Hoyt

Have you fallen into the "who's busier?" trap? How do you stay sane when life becomes overwhelming and busy? Mother's Day is the perfect time for me to be more conscientious and stop overcommitting, over-stretching, and comparing my busy-ness to other moms.

Simplicity: To Focus on Priorities

Doyeon Park | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Doyeon Park

It means cutting back on clutter, distractions, and focusing on the essentials. Once again, simplicity has a more proactive attitude toward life as it means to eliminate the unnecessary in order to focus on priorities.

Dialing Down May-Madness

Kay Wyma | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Kay Wyma

It's that time of year again -- the time when a day evaporates in an hour. Spring Break has come and gone. And the race to a school-year finish line is already threatening to hijack life.

Have We Forgotten How to Just Be?

Jodi Gibson | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Gibson

So the next time you finish up a meeting early, or find yourself waiting in the doctors surgery, don't rush to fill the void. Do nothing. Allow yourself to be. To breathe. To calm. It just might be the best five minutes of your day.

Stop Over-Scheduling Yourself

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Cajide

I've never been good at setting boundaries. I'm a giver and end up doing things I hate or spending time with people who I don't enjoy being around simply because I feel obligated to do so. This time management exercise is helping me set boundaries as well as come to appreciate the things and people that matter most to me.

Stifling The Voice In Your Head That Says You're Not Busy Enough

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.09.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

There are times to be busy and crazy and work your ass off and times to sit a while. There are periods of life when being idle is not a crime, but a necessity. There is something to be said for doing nothing, but no one wants to admit it anymore.

Why Are Working Moms Crying Once a Week?

Cherylanne Skolnicki | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women
Cherylanne Skolnicki

A survey by Care.com found that one in four working moms cry once a week due to the stress of "having it all." Beyond that, 80% of us feel stressed ab...

Having It All Kinda Sucks

Amy Westervelt | Posted 02.23.2016 | Parents
Amy Westervelt

This whole "having it all" business has been grossly misinterpreted by our society at large. The purpose of all that bra burning back in the '60s was to give women choices. Doing all of it at the same time was never the idea.

The Time Scarcity Illusion

Lesley Lyle | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lesley Lyle

I am practicing the art of closing my laptop, turning off my phone and going out into nature without any technological aides, including my watch and I'm reacquainting myself with the pleasure of reading a book -- a real one, made of paper!

Redefining the Small Things

Steve Austin | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Austin

I find my hope in the fact that God connects with me on a personal level, not because of my great ability, but because of the fact that God who values who we are above what we do.

Relieving the Pressure of Productivity

Jack Vawdrey | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Jack Vawdrey

There is a crushing emphasis in today's world on being productive. It's like having a preacher in your head telling you all the time that leisure is laziness and recreation is borderline sin. At least that's how it is for me sometimes.

Why Have You Chosen to Be So Busy?

Jessica Barrett | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Barrett

Examine these questions carefully. Examine how fulfilling your life is. Are you existing, or living? With all this busyness, there is so much life you're not living. What are you going to regret?

5 Ways to Calm the Chaos in Your Life

Jackie Woodside | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Woodside

Since the richness of life and all its opportunities are not going to go away, what needs to change is how we perceive all that we have to and want to do. A shift in perception can open new doors to the sense of purpose and productivity that we all desire.

How to Skip the Stress and Savor the Season

Toffler Niemuth | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Toffler Niemuth

Over the years, I've begun developing strategies to help manage the overwhelm and not let the stress get to me. So, in the spirit of holiday giving, I'd like to share a few with you.

How To Tell What You Want To Do From What You 'Need' To Do

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Busyness is a problem. If you're like millions of Americans, you've developed a tendency to set yourself up on a never-ending treadmill of work, house...

Good Sleep. It's Not Just About The Night

David Cunnington | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

The key to sleeping well is not just about the night. In fact, many people with poor sleep are overly focused on their behaviors around sleep and over-analyze their sleep, which exacerbates the problem.

The One Sign You Are Too Busy

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Once you know what matters most, it's time to get going again -- except this time, you will hopefully feel a much lighter burden on your shoulders. Starting your day with confidence involves knowing what you will accomplish and why.

3 Surprising Ways to Feel Less Busy

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Although people tell me all the time they like feeling busy -- perhaps because it makes them feel important and significant -- I'm not buying it. Would you ever choose busyness over a more relaxed form of productivity?

How Being Busy Makes You Unproductive

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Being busy has somehow become a badge of honor. The prevailing notion is that if you aren't super busy, you aren't important or hard working. The truth is, busyness makes you less productive.