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Busyness

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 w...

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.

The Problem With First-World Problems

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

One of the biggest drawbacks to having a life filled with first-world problems is that our days can all too easily become consumed with unpleasant tasks -- the sorts of "to-do list" items that cause us to moan and feel the walls of our life closing in.

Buried Under 'Yes'

Erin Parker | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Parker

I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes, impossible to breathe away or hold back. I couldn't go into my classroom full of students and let them s...

Resisting the Urge to Do Too Much

Pamela Boccia | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

I know being happy, contented, and present myself will be the best thing for my children, but how do I get there? I have to resist the urge to do. I have to stop cleaning, scrolling, planning, thinking-- and tune back into my center, into being.

The Busy Addiction

Jennifer Langione | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

We can transform our guilt into acceptance: accept that our priorities will continue to change in five days, five months, and five years from now. The best we can do is act with intention and purpose, focusing our energy on what is most important right now, and everything else will undoubtedly fall into place.

Allow Life to Humble You

AJ Mihrzad | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
AJ Mihrzad

I had an experience that humbled me. I was shopping at BJ's. After waiting on an insanely long line with my cart full to the brim, I realized I forgot...

When "That Won't Be Us" Turned Into Us

Michelle Sassa | Posted 08.12.2015 | Parents
Michelle Sassa

We'll never miss Father's Day or Mother's Day or a birthday because we committed to a sporting event or other activity instead. Yet here we are.

5 Strategies To Help You Sleep Your Way To Success

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

If you're one of the millions of people who have a difficult time either falling asleep or staying asleep, try one of these strategies:

Ten Reasons to Stay Away from Your Political Opposite

Living Room Conversations | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

Those in the political bridge-building community are often quick to assume that the need for more civility is something 'most Americans' readily appreciate. Even though we're worried about political tensions, for different reasons we're just not going to do anything about it?

5 Ways to Improve Your Health (and Control Your Stress Levels) Right Now

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

I can't make your schedule less... errr... crazy. But I can help improve your health and well-being so you can do what is most important and meaningful to you. Because that's the point of all of this, right? Let's do this.

The Best Way to Transform Your Worries

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo: stocksnap.io by David Marcu My son had been fighting for days with a viral infection. Sleep had only come to us briefly and lightly between h...

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 06.28.2015 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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...