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Busyness

Busyness Is a Disease... and It's Contagious!

Dawn Hafner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Hafner

Feel the urgency, the pain, the beauty, the joy, the fleeting moments and the passing years. Our temporary nature. Feel what we see in the news. Feel what is going on with the family down the street we know battling cancer. Feel our parents aging, our kids growing.

5 Reasons I'm Not Picking Up the Phone When You Call

Stephanie Ortiz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Ortiz

There are days when I manage to overcome these obstacles and cram in some quality phone time. But generally speaking, it isn't going to happen. Mea culpa. Text me, maybe?

Busy Is A Sickness

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

So my prayer today is this. That I stop defining myself by my doing, and start defining myself by my being. That I stop measuring time by the clock on the wall, and start measuring it by the experiences I share with those around me. And that I stop seeing my life as "busy," and instead, see it for what it truly is. Full.

What I Learned During Our Week Of Doing Nothing

Wendy Wisner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents
Wendy Wisner

Seriously, what more is there than this? Being together with the people I love most. That's all there is in this world, really.

To Be A Better Leader, Try Going Off The Grid

Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

10 Words to Use Instead of 'Busy'

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

Perhaps it's as simple as changing the words we use to describe our lives. Words matter -- they powerfully shape how we see ourselves and how we interpret our actions.

The Importance Of Eliminating 'Busyness'

Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previ...

How Keeping Busy Is Making You Less Productive

Fast Company | Jeff Archibald | Posted 01.15.2015 | World

It’s easy to be busy; it’s hard to be productive. Raise your hand if you’ve spent entire days answering "quick" email after "quick" email; spent...

Clear the Clutter & Make a Difference: A New Year Interview With Marie Forleo

Cortney McDermott | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Cortney McDermott

This has fascinated me ever since I began my coaching work. What inspires us to follow through? What's the secret to consistency and commitment? What sparks lasting change?

Enough to Go Around?

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.22.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Are We Too Busy to Be Spiritual?

Michelle Carr | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Michelle Carr

I swear, when someone tells me I need to find "balance" in my life, it feels like a curse word. I mean really, who has time to meditate for 20 minutes twice a day? Sure, it's great that Deepok Chopra is able to get up at 5:00 in the morning to sit in silence, but let's be honest; most of us aren't going to do it.

How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.

4 Simple Steps to Better Time Management

Katie O'Brien | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Katie O'Brien

In a recent survey to my community of fab modern-day mamas, they stated their biggest area of struggle is time management. There is no one-size-fits all in managing our time.

The Day I Stopped Seeing a To-Do List Everywhere I Turned

Vanessa Loder | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Vanessa Loder

Everywhere I looked, all I saw was a to-do list. Things that must be done, people to call, emails to send, things to be cleaned, reminders to be remembered. I wasn't present because I was too busy thinking about the future.

Being Busy as a Status Symbol: Why American Culture Values a Lack of Leisure Time and What We Can Do About it

Jon Jachimowicz | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Jon Jachimowicz

This 'busy-means-high-status effect' is not just a recent development driven by mounting pressures due to rising individualism, technology and connectivity.

Why We're All Failing at Life (and a List of Everything You're Supposed to Be Doing to Succeed at It)

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

That means when I'm planning my schedule for life, I really have 1/3 less time for everything I'd like to be spending time on. And since I'm loathe to budget a third of my life to stupid things I should be doing, I guess I'm doomed to fail. My only consolation is you probably are, too.

I'm So Blessed!

Julie Gray | Posted 12.31.2014 | Comedy
Julie Gray

CATHY! OMG! I am SO sorry for the late reply! I feel horrible that it took me a week and a half to reply to your email! Wait - was that two weeks? What, three? Super sad panda sorry! (Ha ha I saw that on Facebook today). Time goes by so fast!

Finding Peace Amidst Crazy: Five Quick and Easy Ways to Balance Busy

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

It's really easy to get sucked into busy. I watch people race around corners, speed talk into their phones, order lunch while texting. And I confess, I've been addicted to busy too.

Why You Should Be Busy Instead

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Kara-Anne Cheng

Don't fight busy just because everyone else is fighting busy. Fight for the things that matter most to you.

Our Clock Problem

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The speed of life, it seems, is always increasing. Our to-do lists get longer, our deadlines loom closer, and constant access to digital devices means...

5 Tricks To Becoming A More Patient Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Here's a riddle: What do traffic jams, long lines and waiting for a vacation to start all have in common? Aside from the painfully obvious fact tha...

The Busyness Dilemma: The Five Reasons We Secretly Like Being Busy (And Why We Should Break the Habit Anyway)

Renee Cullinan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Renee Cullinan

The way we see it, busyness is a seductive trap too many of us fall into. While getting out isn't easy, or necessarily comfortable, it's the only path to living a more intentional, focused and productive life. Or as Arianna calls it -- it's the only way to thrive.

Why Idleness Paves the Way for Your Success (Yes, Really!)

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.

Do You Wear Your Busyness as a Badge of Honor?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I wore my busyness as a badge of honor. My booked schedule proof of my value, my worth. But at the end of the day, I wasn't happy.

Why Are We All So Busy?

Aimee Raupp | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

I cherish down time. I love being present and in the moment. I honor my quiet, creative time. I am proud to be less busy and happy to have shifted my mindset from one of being too busy to one of living a full life.