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Busyness

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...

15 Decluttering Tips For Busy Moms

Anne Ricci | Posted 06.22.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How Becoming a Mom Made Me Less Busy

Becky Tountas | Posted 06.10.2015 | 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 08.07.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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...