Breaking Up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women

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“’I’m busy’ has become the new ‘I’m fine,’ a chant heard everywhere, from the sidelines of soccer games to the hallways of offices. There is a cultural expectation that women should always be busy, and if they’re not, well, they must not be that important, or worse, they must be lazy,” Yvonne Tally begins in her book Breaking Up With Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women. Busyness is a cultural phenomenon that’s taken over people’s lives. It doesn’t lead to satisfaction. For the author, over-scheduling led to a panic attack and hospitalization. For many women, the quest to be busy leads to fatigue, panic attacks, frustration, irritability, and depression. Yet it’s hard to break up with this lifestyle.

Tally helps her fellow overscheduled women—she calls them OSW—understand the price this lifestyle exacts. She delves into various types of OSW, discussing personality traits, offering stories of other women battling busyness, and offering self-improvement exercises and strategies to help women escape this routine.

Living a well-balanced life leads to improved well-being, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Tally is on a quest to wake women up from the siren’s call of over-scheduling and to transform their way of thinking. If you find yourself with more things to do than hours in the day, this book may be for you.


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Author Yvonne Tally
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 216 pages
Publisher New World Library
Publish Date 2018-Apr-17
ISBN 9781608685257
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Issue September 2018
Category Self-Help
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