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Busyness

Enough to Go Around?

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Are We Too Busy to Be Spiritual?

Michelle Carr | Posted 12.15.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 11.06.2014 | 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.

I'm So Blessed!

Julie Gray | Posted 10.31.2014 | Comedy
Julie Gray

CATHY! OMG! I am SO sorry for the late reply! I feel horrible that it took me a week and a half to reply to your email! Wait - was that two weeks? What, three? Super sad panda sorry! (Ha ha I saw that on Facebook today). Time goes by so fast!

Finding Peace Amidst Crazy: Five Quick and Easy Ways to Balance Busy

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

It's really easy to get sucked into busy. I watch people race around corners, speed talk into their phones, order lunch while texting. And I confess, I've been addicted to busy too.

Why You Should Be Busy Instead

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Kara-Anne Cheng

Don't fight busy just because everyone else is fighting busy. Fight for the things that matter most to you.

Our Clock Problem

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The speed of life, it seems, is always increasing. Our to-do lists get longer, our deadlines loom closer, and constant access to digital devices means...

5 Tricks To Becoming A More Patient Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Here's a riddle: What do traffic jams, long lines and waiting for a vacation to start all have in common? Aside from the painfully obvious fact tha...

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

Renee Cullinan | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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.

Why Idleness Paves the Way for Your Success (Yes, Really!)

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.

Do You Wear Your Busyness as a Badge of Honor?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I wore my busyness as a badge of honor. My booked schedule proof of my value, my worth. But at the end of the day, I wasn't happy.

Why Are We All So Busy?

Aimee Raupp | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

I cherish down time. I love being present and in the moment. I honor my quiet, creative time. I am proud to be less busy and happy to have shifted my mindset from one of being too busy to one of living a full life.

Unexpected Perfection

Debra Pickett | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Debra Pickett

There is a moment when I think I might cry. Or yell. Or just put my head down on the desk and pound it a couple of times. But then I happen to look at my youngest son, perched in my big reading chair, from just the right angle and I notice how much taller he's suddenly gotten, how his adorably chubby baby legs are now thinning out into the shape of a lanky little boy. How is it that the last 30 minutes have seemed an eternity when the rest of his life has flown by so very, very quickly?

Are You a High Performer or a Workaholic? 5 Ways to Tell

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business

Productive and busy, we all know, are two fundamentally different things. The trouble is they can sometimes look a lot like each other, at least on th...

Just Tell Me That You're Busy

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Remember, we're not just sending an email, we're maintaining a relationship. So, the next time you get a charming, witty and grammatically correct email from me, don't keep me hanging wondering if you've left civilization for a secluded life in a Tibetan monastery.

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...

Are You Present In Your Life? Banish Busyness and Start Living Your Soul Signature

Panache Desai | Posted 09.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Your kids have piano, soccer, football, tutoring. You're working 45+ hours a week. Your friends want you to attend their dinner party. You're chairing...

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

Samantha Eyler | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 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?