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Why Those Who Embrace Leisure Get More Done

meQuilibrium | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

I believe people when they tell me their lives are unmanageably busy. But I also have seen that what people believe about leisure and relaxation has a far greater impact on their well-being than a packed calendar alone.

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

Renee Cullinan | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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.

Are You Numbing Yourself With Busy?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Start paying attention to the choices you make and don't let anyone else dictate what is valuable to you. If you need to go for a walk and breath, just do it.

Doing The Best We Can

Shannon Styles | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Shannon Styles

I was failing at being a teacher because I was too busy being a mom. I was failing at being a mom because I was too busy being a teacher. I was failing at marriage because it was easy to put that last.

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

The Sheer Terror Of Being Alone With Our Thoughts

The Week | Damon Linker | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

I recently thought about Pascal while crossing Terminal B of the Philadelphia International Airport. No, not Pascal the computer programming langua...

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

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 ...

Nobody Is That Busy (Even in Silicon Valley)​

Melissa Daimler | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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?

Why I'm Breaking up With Busy

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Busy has replaced the luxury car, the sprawling home or the designer handbag as the status symbol of the moment.

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 08.04.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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?

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 ...

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?

The Philosophers' Guide to Calm, Part 1

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

Nowadays, almost all of us wish we could be calmer. It's one of the distinctive longings of the modern age. Across history, people have tended to seek...

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.

Why Being Too Busy Makes Us Feel So Good

The Washington Post | Brigid Schulte | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Brigid Schulte is a Washington Post staff writer. This article is adapted from her book “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time....

The Truth About Being Too Busy

Arin Gragossian | Posted 03.08.2014 | Small Business
Arin Gragossian

I think you're a liar. You may not be a liar, but I suspect you could be. I'm also a liar, at least I think I used to be. What makes both of us liars is we constantly say we're too busy.

You're Not Happy, You're Distracted

Amy Chan | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Amy Chan

When we are not conscious of the difference between pleasure and joy, we live in a "happiness bubble." We don't allow ourselves a moment to be still -- to be "bored."

3 Tips for Working Moms With Too Much to Do

Tai Goodwin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Parents
Tai Goodwin

Too many of us, especially working mothers, put time for ourselves last on our list of priorities. It seems to slip our minds that if we get run down (and it really is more of a "when" than "if") we put ourselves at a higher risk of being out of commission and unable to care for our loved ones.

6 Sneaky Causes Of Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While burnout can occur in many life domains (parents, spouses, and caregivers all can experience burnout), much of the burnout research focuses on work.