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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 youre 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?
Theres no doubt about it: these days we are just too busy. With the conveniences of technology, were compelled to get more done in less time and end up constantly striving for the next thing - rarely stopping to consider if its 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 Burtons 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 Burtons “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 youve always wanted.
"Burton, a certified professional coach (What's Really Holding You Back?), addresses the problem of rushed and overloaded lives in sympathetic, persuasive language, confessing that she, too, was once part of the 'busyness epidemic.' She draws a firm distinction between being successful (reaping financial gain or status) and being fulfilled (living, working and loving in a way that brings you emotional and spiritual satisfaction). Above all, she believes busyness is often based in fear and interferes with the primary job of life: making authentic connections with others. Burton pushes the reader to make deep but simple shifts : taking all your vacation days every year and leaving the office for at least a half-hour during the day will allow you to set healthy boundaries. She outlines what she calls a 'self-care lifestyle,' which promotes living well and in balance. Exercise, good health habits and pampering are crucial, she says. Each of the 28 short chapters ends with a challenge, a five-minute journal exercise and a one-minute meditation. Burton's book is a wakeup call, an effective and inspiring plan for change." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
There& #8217; s no doubt about it: these days most of us feel perpetually stressed, overwhelmed, and pressed for time. Constantly striving for the next thing, we rarely stop to consider whether it& #8217; s something we even want. In How Did I Get So Busy?, acclaimed life coach Valorie Burton shows readers how to strip away the energy-draining excesses in their lives and make time in their schedules for strengthening relationships, fulfilling goals, and having fun.
Burton's 28-day plan provides daily tasks to help you assess your true priorities and then slow down and tame your schedule. Built around her Ten Commandments of Self-Care, the tasks are simple but yield big rewards: take a full hour for lunch; set up regular breaks from e-mails and cell phones; and add a fun goal to your to-do list.
Filled with engaging personal stories, How Did I Get So Busy? provides spiritual and practical guidance for reducing busy work and making the most of our lives.
About the Author
Valorie Burton is a personal life coach and motivational speaker, and the author of Listen to Your Life, Whats 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.
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