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How Did I Get so Busy?: The 28-day Plan to Free Your Time, Reclaim Your Schedule, and Reconnect with What Matters Mostby Valorie Burton
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Do you feel stressed, overworked, like you’re running on empty? Are you caught in the race to get it all done—with little time to enjoy the rewards life has to offer?
There’s no doubt about it: these days we are just too busy. With the conveniences of technology, we’re compelled to get more done in less time and end up constantly striving for the next thing – rarely stopping to consider if it’s something we even want. As a result, we end up missing out on the things that truly matter: our relationships, the activities we love, quiet time to reflect and replenish our energy.
Valorie Burton’s How Did I Get So Busy? is the solution for anyone who feels perpetually overwhelmed and overworked: a simple, effective 28-day program to help you rediscover your true priorities, shift out of overdrive, and reclaim your life and schedule. Built around Burton’s “Ten Commandments of Self-Care,” each day presents an easy-to-follow task to help you strip away the meaningless activities that occupy your time and make room for what nourishes you--mind, body, and spirit. The tasks are simple but yield big rewards:
Take a full hour for lunch
Set “no-email” periods
Add fun goals to your to-do list
End your day “on purpose” – meaning that you decide when to leave the office, head home, and fall asleep.
Uplifting and inspiring, How Did I Get So Busy? offers an easy way to be rid of the busywork that fills our days and rediscover the life you’ve always wanted.
The author of Listen to Your Life introduces her simple but effective four-week program for eliminating clutter and chaos from one's overscheduled lifestyle and helping readers rediscover those things that matter most, sharing her Ten Commandments of Self-Care and offering tips on how to assess one's true priorities and make the most of one's life. Original. 20,000 first printing.
About the Author
Valorie Burton is a personal life coach and motivational speaker, and the author of Listen to Your Life, What’s Really Holding You Back, Why Not You? and Rich Minds, Rich Rewards. She has served clients in more than thirty states and seven countries and appeared widely in the national media. Visit her at www.valorieburton.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction: how busy are you? — Day 1 There is a better way — Day 2 Assess your situation — Day 3 Hurrying is slowing you down — Day 4 Busyness is often based in fear — Day 5 Make a heart to heart connection daily — Day 6 Work to live, don't live to work — Day 7 Have fun at least once a week — Day 8 Take stock of your self-care habits — Day 9 Develop a self-care plan — Day 10 Tame your tech habits — Day 11 Eat good food, preferably sitting down — Day 12 Exercise often, preferably standing up — Day 13 Be led by the spirit — Day 14 Address your adrenaline addiction — Day 15 Create deliberate daily rituals — Day 16 Tame your to-do list — Day 17 Set your personal priority criteria — Day 18 Take time to gain perspective — Day 19 Celebrate your milestones — Day 20 Stop so you can catch up — Day 21 Finally break your procrastination habit — Day 22 Learn to manage your household effectively: automate and delegate! — Day 23 Respect the pace of others — Day 24 Being busy--being significant — Day 25 Allow space for what you want — Day 26 Stop striving, start trusting — Day 27 Don't fight every battle — Day 28 Don't miss the journey — Conclusion: a new lifestyle.
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