I was drawn to Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington because, like most women today, I'm often struggling to balance my life - time management, business, and trying to find the time to fit everything in my day are issues I deal with on a constant basis. I like to read books about time management and books about cutting down on the stresses and business of life, and this book combined both of these concepts together. The book description reads:
"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 from the fields of social and positive psychology with solid biblical principles, instilling readers with the confidence that they, 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 readers to get unstuck, to let go of the good to make way for the great, to know themselves and their Creator, and ultimately to find peace and purpose in this world of crazy.
Learn how to stop chasing what leaves you empty and start doing what you were created to do. Identify the common lies you believe and how to strip their power from your life. Recognize how what you say no to determines what you can say yes to. With relatable anecdotes, Alli models for readers real-life guidance on boundaries, relationships, and self-care, humbly examining her own mistakes and walking them through how she learned from her missteps and found peace in a world of busyness.
If you long to find real connection in an age of over-connectedness, with both your loved ones and your Creator, Alli Worthington deftly balances intelligent humility and heartwarming humor to help you rediscover your path."
From the very first page, I knew I was going to like this book. Alli writes in an open, honest style and the story she told just in the first chapter had me laughing so hard I was crying. As someone with five sons, I knew Alli was an expert in being busy and juggling responsibilities. I have four children of my own and often feel frazzled, stressed, and like I'm constantly running late or running out of time. I loved Alli's ability to combine biblical truth with current scientific research to show how the Bible's ways are the best ways, and the Bible can show us how to calm down our crazy busy lives. This is a quick, very easy read and definitely worth it if you're sick of feel stressed out, tired, and over-extended. I highly recommend this book to any woman looking for how to balance her life and live it to the fullest God has for her.
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