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

Ann Cinzar | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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 04.02.2014 | 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 03.22.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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?

3 Other Things Christians Ought to Worry About

John Backman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
John Backman

We've spent decades fighting over sex, sexuality, and gender. To a large extent, however, we have missed speaking out on other weighty matters: the megatrends of our age.

I'm So Busy I Barely Had Time to Write This Post

Lea Stanković | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Lea Stanković

How could it ever be right to tell anyone, that you don't owe your success to sheer grind, but actually quite the opposite? I say it could. The long hours you spend in the office won't automatically lead to that shiny success dream you always had.

When You 'Don't Have Time' -- Tips to Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

Refuse to put your mental, emotional and physical health last from here on out. After all, how can you be completely happy in any area of your life when you're not feeling robust, healthy and fully alive?

A New Education Story

Vicki Abeles | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Vicki Abeles

We live in a one-size-fits-all educational culture that evaluates the worth of students through their test scores, GPAs, and college acceptance letters. It is this dominant narrative, and the system it supports, that needs to change.

A Simple Process For Un-Doing

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ryan

Taking time to know myself was the most powerful process I've experienced, and being alone was the most authentic thing I've done. My true inner journey began with the un-doing.

First, Listen: Religion's Call In A Busy World

Sophie Rebekah Beal | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Sophie Rebekah Beal

Religion, to me, has always been about listening. We are not here to tell people what to think or believe, but rather to help one another pay more attention.

Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit: A Pupu Platter Approach to Self-Care for Busy Times

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Often, our best attempts at increasing our wellness don't come from putting large amounts of time or effort into our self-care. Rather, they come from approaching our efforts with a sense of balance and an acceptance for what's possible and what's not possible within the realities of our busy life.

The Master of Delegation

Samira Asemanfar | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Samira Asemanfar

I argue that delegation is best because it allows the servicemen to do what they are good at so one can focus on what they themselves are good at. But are we really doing what we are good at, or are we just spending more time distracting ourselves with less-important tasks?

How To Get 'Un-Busy' and Make Room For Success!

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 10.27.2012 | Small Business
Carolyn Ziel

As the world speeds up it becomes harder to slow down. It takes determination to become 'un-busy' but it's well worth the effort!

Drinking As a Way To Fill Time

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 09.17.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

With all that time to fill on the horizon -- the horizon of the empty nest -- will I return to the habit I acquired in my twenties?

Lessons From a Boiling Frog

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

You add one thing, then another, and then another. While each individual activity may be worthwhile, the collective total makes you feel like you're thrashing around in a hot pot 24/7.

How To Bring The Best Of Our Intelligence To Self-Care

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

It's worth considering how we can optimize our self-care efforts. Take some time to reflect on how much time feels like enough time and what mix of activities feels like it best meets the range of your needs.

Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit: Meditating with Dinosaurs... Really?

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Finding time to sit quietly in a room is no easy task for any of us. I know for myself, even before having kids, it was hard to find time for such non-activity.

Why Are We So Bad At Taking Breaks?

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

I wish we could start a cultural movement to reclaim the power of the break. For starters, it might help to recognize that by definition, a break is supposed to happen between things, just as a page break is inserted right within a book's content.

10 Pieces Of Advice For Stressed Out Parents

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 05.25.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

My life may seem glamorous with its endless routine of carpools, play dates, and half-asleep coffee breaks at the neighborhood latte joint, but to be able to maintain an outward appearance of order I have developed a few shortcuts.