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This Mother's Day, Reclaim Your Power

Carson Tate | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Carson Tate

Here are my go-to favorite strategies to shift from a place where you're always reacting to a place where you respond and are in greater control of your day. Because the more you feel in control the more time and space you clear for fun, inspiration and joy.

How I Escaped The Cult Of Busyness

Tim Peek | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I used to be so busy I didn't have time to pee. My email inbox was so overloaded that NBC's IT department gave me special dispensation for more storage. I had two phones and a pager, and sometimes they beeped all night. It was exhausting. And it was exhilarating.

Modern-Day Mindlessness

Susan Pearse | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

It's easy to blame the "busy-ness" of your life for your state of mindlessness. There is no doubt that the barrage of information, the pressure to multitask, and the number of worries we seem to have in the modern world, all make it so much easier to slip into mindlessness.

The Society of Busy

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Are you a member? There are two requirements: You have to maintain a to-do list that governs how you feel about your day, and you have to regularly me...

15 Decluttering Tips For Busy Moms

Anne Ricci | Posted 04.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Anne Ricci

Sure, you're not really in love with all this clutter in your home. Having stuff all over the place isn't something we like because not only does it clutter our physical space, but it also clutters our mind and our emotional state. In fact, it can even affect our ability to focus and process information.

Are You Busy Being Busy?

Carl Phillips | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

"Beware the barrenness of a busy life." -- Socrates "I am so busy" is a default response for many of us these days. It's like a reflex to any questi...

C'est La Vie

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How Becoming a Mom Made Me Less Busy

Becky Tountas | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Since I became a mom, my priorities have shifted and I find myself saying "no" more. I long for lazy Sunday afternoons at home to contrast our active weekdays. It's such a relief to have mornings when we don't have to rush out the door.

The Real Reason Why You Are Exhausted But Just Can't Slow Down

Natasha Che | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

You can change your behavior in spite of what you believe. When you take new actions in place of what your habitual patterns would dictate, it automatically weakens the hold of your old conditionings. And one simple action that can free you from the blind busyness is this...

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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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.