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Do You Have To Be As Busy As You Say You Are?

Samantha Eyler | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Samantha Eyler

Everyone (well, mostly women) keeps talking about how BUSY they are all the time.It's like suddenly, being "busy" is a badge of honor or something. I just want to scream at them: We're ALL busy! And there's no prize for being the busiest!

The Crucial Difference Between Getting Things Done And Being Busy

| Paul B. Brown | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business

"You never want to confuse activity with accomplishment." --John Wooden Wooden may be the most successful coach who ever lived. His overall record ...

We All Feel Too Busy, Something's Gotta Give

John Gerzema | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
John Gerzema

People who feel isolated and powerless cease to be creative and productive. These are immutable truths. And we can only start to solve them when address our feelings of distress with the respect they deserve.

Nobody Is That Busy (Even in Silicon Valley)​

Melissa Daimler | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Melissa Daimler

I assumed that having a full calendar, sending emails late at night and getting five hours of sleep was the rite of passage to becoming not just an executive, but an important executive. But if being crazy busy is a mark of success, how come everybody seems to hate it?

19 Healthy Essentials You Need On Your Grocery List

Kim D'Eon | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim D'Eon

Cooking tasty and healthy meals from scratch is easy and can be super-quick if you're set up and ready to go. The key to success is having your kitchen stocked to rock.

People Are Getting Addicted To Being Busy

Inc. | Jessica Stillman | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

What happens in your brain when you're addicted to something? Psychologists explain that when someone takes their drug of choice, the brain's reward s...

The High Price Of Being Crazy-Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Being busy isn't a bad thing as long as it's purposeful, but too many people go from busy, to addicted to busy, to burned out.

6 Huge Reasons For Slowing Down: How 'Busy' Creates Addiction, Anger and Anxiety

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

Why do people keep going and even increase their schedule and to-do lists, despite the obvious decrease of their life quality?

Are You Too Busy to Be Mindful?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Being in a hurry causes you to miss out on many things, and for all you know, one of those things can be life changing for you. You wouldn't want to miss that, would you?

It Is Sweet to Do Nothing

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Who you are is already enough. You don't need to become a thing. Life isn't a race or a contest. There's nowhere to go. You're already there.

10 Ways To Ban Busy (And Still Get Stuff Done)

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

Our words matter. How we describe our days and our lives impacts our perception of them. When we are "busy," we are hurried and often preoccupied and stressed out. "Busy" almost always implies engagement in activities that are not of our choosing -- it's business (busyness), not pleasure.

5 Real Life Tips for Success

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

. It can be difficult to figure out how to be successful and how to make the most of the time that you have. Here are some real life tips for success that productive and effective people use to get the most out of their time and their lives.

The Agony (and Zen) of Little League

Annabel Monaghan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Annabel Monaghan

For me, baseball is like yoga. From the expressions of concentration on the faces around me, I have the sense that something very important is happening, yet I see almost nothing happening at all.

Why You Need To Stop Bragging About How Busy You Are

Fast Company | Lisa Evans | Posted 04.22.2014 | World

Do you rush through the morning paper, barely skimming the headlines while answering emails and making kids’ lunches? Do you compete with coworkers ...

The Other B-Word I'm Eliminating From My Vocabulary

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Here's to the end of glorification for our culture's busyness, getting things done on little sleep, and feeling like we have to catch up with the race -- because ultimately there is no race except for the one we assign ourselves to.

Why I Don't Have Time For How Busy You Are

Ann Cinzar | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Ann Cinzar

Even in those brief moments when idleness should be acceptable, we are driven to engage in some productive endeavor -- or at least act as though we are. We resist the opportunity to just be. The question is, why?

Forget Conscious Uncoupling; Try Conscious Unscheduling

Gail Becker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

I recently sat next to a successful Hollywood executive over dinner. He let it slip that he was oddly looking forward to the following day. "Why?" I inquired, imagining an impressive gathering of executives discussing a potential multi-million dollar deal. I couldn't have been more wrong.

6 Reasons Why Time Management is Hard

Yoav Shoham | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoav Shoham

Time is a perishable resource, and the challenges of time-management run deep. But it's important to understand these challenges in order to understand the tools needed to help us spend time on what really matters to us.

I Won't Feel Guilty For Not Being 'Busy Enough'

Adora Svitak | Posted 05.22.2014 | Teen
Adora Svitak

How could I complain when my friends were getting two hours of sleep and on red-eye planes to Europe and winning robotics tournaments and pulling straight As and getting jobs, and I was... napping?

To the Person in a Hurry

Rachael Clarke | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Clarke

I'm sure you were in a hurry. I'm sure you thought you could make it across the busy street. The street covered in morning traffic, in unplowed, powdery snow.

Finding Stillness In A Busy Culture

Susie Moore | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The good news is that stillness is within us. We do not need a quiet garden, secluded beach or a zen room with candles flickering before us in order to find it. The amazing thing about our personal power is that we can be still, wherever we are and whatever we are doing.

Redefining Success: Getting to How and Why

Scott Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Scott Steinberg

Contrary to popular belief, busy is not good in and of itself. Busy is only good from both professional and personal standpoints if you're working productively to achieve a meaningful goal, and one which justifies the time, effort and energy put towards this task.

The One Word To Never Ever Say Again At Work

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living

If someone asked how your day was going, what would be your knee-jerk reaction? If you're a member of the American workforce, there's a good chance yo...

Are You a Workaholic?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

In my work as a research psychologist currently studying women in the workplace, I hear women describe this sort of near-obsessive commitment to work with increasing frequency. For many, it's how they develop feelings of self worth. This can be both empowering and dangerous.

Why Being 'Busy' Is A Risky Business

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

If there's one thing you do for yourself this week, it's to take a good hard look at what's keeping you so busy. What are you avoiding? What are you trying to not do or face or decide?