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The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

Majority Of Millennial Kids In U.S. Generous To Charities

Millennials might be known to their elders for texts and tattoos, but they're also a pretty giving bunch.<p>Nearly 9 in 10 millennial kids in the U.S. gave to a charity at least once during two years the researchers asked about, the United Nations Foundation said Thursday. More than half of the kids …

How to Get Ahead by Being Generous

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Traditional wisdom says business is a dog-eat-dog world, but new evidence turns that old saying on its head: the people who rise to the top may actually be the most generous.<p>That uplifting finding comes from <i>Give and Take</i>, a new book by …

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The Surprising Truth About Discipleship and Spiritual Disciplines

Back in February, Eric Geiger and I co-authored <b>Transformational Groups</b>, a book based on a large research project conducted by LifeWay Research with …

Giving Thanks: Spiritual Formation Assignment, Part 1

The first part of most of these active assignments is to read a chapter from our excellent textbook Knowing Grace, written by Joanne Jung, a fellow …

Spiritual Formation and Teaching Pastor, Pathways Church - Search Christian Job Openings

Do you have a passion for developing followers of Jesus?<p>Do you have a strategic mind and a proven ability to manage teams?<p>Do you exhibit a compelling …

Spiritual Disciplines List

Insights and Applications From <i>The Spirit of the Disciplines</i> by Dallas Willard<p>This Spiritual Disciplines List features some main disciplines for life …

‘Is the Sermon on the Mount a Realistic Resource for Christian Discipleship and Spiritual Formation?’, in Journal of European Baptist Studies 9 (January, 2009), pp. 80-91

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Bondage to Busyness

Can you remember a time when you weren’t so busy? Instead of making life easier and more leisurely, technology seems to give us so much more to do. …

Signs You May be Addicted to Busyness

Five years into my marriage, my wife met me at the door with her bags packed.<p>I should have seen it coming. I had packed my life with jobs and …

Stop Spreading Busyness Like the Flu

Busyness has become such a sign of our times that there’s a trend in architecture of drawing blurry people on the move for office project designs. …

The Shortness of Life: Seneca on Busyness and the Art of Living Wide Rather Than Living Long

<i>“How we spend our days,”</i> Annie Dillard memorably wrote in her soul-stretching meditation on the life of presence, <i>“is, of course, how we spend our lives.”</i> And yet most of us spend our days in what Kierkegaard believed to be our greatest source of unhappiness — a refusal to recognize that “busy is a …

It's Your Choice: The Antidote For Being Too Busy

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You run into someone you haven't seen for a while and ask them how they're doing and they say, "I am <i>so</i> busy." Or maybe someone asks you about how things are going and your knee-jerk response is to reply, "I'm really busy," maybe even with a bit of pride at how busy …

Too Busy for Mindfulness? Here's How to Try It On-the-Go

So you have probably already heard that the benefits of practicing mindfulness are abundant. But just in case you have been living under a rock in …

Why Being Busy Can Keep You From Getting Ahead

I’m a list person. Call me OCD, a micro-manager, what have you—but jotting down to-dos is my lifeline.<p>Every time I do, I get a momentary sense of relief, a mind-cleanse, as I spit out all my commitments on paper. But that wave of relief is quickly followed by sweaty palms. <i>There’s so much to do—so</i> …

13 Signs You’re Too Busy

<i>We're thrilled to present this smart LearnVest story here on Savvy!</i><p>There’s busy.<p>Then there’s too busy.<p>Busy is running from one appointment to the next. Too busy is running over someone on your way to the next appointment (physically, vehicularly, whatever). Busy is leaving your cell phone behind at …

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Six Little Thoughts on Chronic Busyness

Being busy is a fact of life. But is your busyness a blessing or a burden? Are you so busy you only have time to <i>do</i> and none to <i>be</i>? Both are important, …

Transformed by the truth

Featured Bible Studies<p>8 Session Bible Study<p>Overview Though we say God is loving, trustworthy, and all-powerful, our actions and thoughts reveal the …

Why busyness is not a badge of honour

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p><i>"I know you are such a busy person, thank you so much for</i> …

You’re Not That Busy

Last week I went to catch up with a friend I sincerely admire but rarely get to spend time with. As I was driving to the coffee shop where we planned …

The "I'm Busy" Badge of Pride

<i>By Gini Dietrich</i><p>Mr. D. and I are working with a government agency that has, let’s say, less than stellar communication skills.<p>We’ve tried every …

Looking for Peace in the Busyness of Everyday Life - Tennessee Health and Wellness Magazine

By Ellen Wilkins, MMFT, PT –<p>Are you caught up in “to do” lists with the hopes of “getting it all done?” Are you running to the grocery, mad at the …

Is Busyness Ruining Your Business?

Over the years, we have seen businesses rise and fall, some great names picked up while some went into history. Research has reveals that, the raise …

The 'busyness' curse: our time is valuable, and it’s under threat

In the modern age we measure out our lives in trend pieces, and a recent rash of stories demonstrates that busyness (both real and imagined) has become a thing: worthy of attention, analysis and snark. In the focus on being busy as either a source of status or a means of evading existential angst, …