I received this book through Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.
It sometimes feels like we're all competing to see who can fill a calendar the fullest, who can check the most things off their to do lists, or who can juggle the most tasks at one time. In this culture where we are all encouraged to do more, to be more, is it any wonder so many of us are feeling completely overwhelmed by life?
There are only so many hours in a day and when we try to add too many things to our day, the most important things in life are what tend to suffer. All too often, our busyness takes time away from our families, keeps us from getting enough sleep, and prevents us from keeping up with healthy habits like exercise and relaxation.
When I saw Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington (affiliate link) available through Booklook Bloggers for review, I knew I had to read it. We all spend far too much time being busy these days and far too little time figuring out what's really important.
Amazon's description of the book reads in part:
I know very few people who wouldn't want to stop feeling overwhelmed and start finding more peace and their purpose in life. The problem is we're too often told that we'll find our purpose by doing more when really we often need to slow down, take time to evaluate our priorities and be still long enough for our purpose to find us.
Have you ever felt like a fraud or failure as you struggle to find balance in life? Do you find yourself juggling everything in mediocrity and feeling like you’re succeeding at very little? In her no-nonsense way, Alli Worthington tackles the big questions about finding happiness and one’s God-given purpose.
Breaking Busy marries popular secular research with solid biblical principles, instilling confidence that you, too, can move from crazy busy to confident calm. With refreshing candor, uproarious true stories, and a Christian worldview, Alli delivers truths that dismantle common happiness myths. Then she empowers you to get unstuck, to let go of the good to make way for the great, to know yourself and your Creator, and ultimately to find peace and purpose in this world of crazy.
Alli has a no nonsense approach to life and a great sense of humor that really come through in her writing. Some of her stories may not be as relatable to me since she is a mom who works full time and I am a stay at home mom but they clearly illustrate the principles she is trying to convey.
She gives the reader a lot of great tips for weeding out unnecessary activities because even if all the things you're doing are good things, you may not need to be doing them all. We are all in different seasons of life and making sure that the number and type of activities we participate in reflects the season we are in is an important step in gaining clarity.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels like they need to be doing more, anyone who feels overwhelmed and anyone who is busy all the time. Learn how to find peace and purpose in this world of crazy, as the subtitle says.
I'm so excited to be able to share a copy of this book with one of my readers. I received 2 copies of Breaking Busy from Booklook Bloggers due to a shipping error, they told me to either keep the book or pass it along so I am passing along the extra copy to one of you! Enter the giveaway below and I would love it if you could share it with anyone you feel might be interested.
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