This “simple, powerful, and fun” guide for anyone who is ‘crazy busy’ offers advice on how to manage stress and find inner peace in the face of never-ending to-do lists (Richard Carlson, author of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series)
Why have we allowed busyness to become a badge of honor and a jaw-clenching, mind-bending competition? Slaves to phones, beepers, e-mails, faxes, piles of snail mail, to-do lists, congested traffic, and pushy telemarketers who call during dinner, many people are also trying to balance the demands of family and career. As a result, they often feel squeezed out of their own lives, and unable to extend the kindness and care to their loved ones that they would really like to.
The paradox of this century is that Americans are wealthier than ever before—yet we are more stressed, depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed than at any time in our history. We have very little peace of mind. Inner Peace for Busy People is here to help with 52 weekly inspirational entries that will help readers change their lives life and their attitudes. Through story and science, spirituality and humor, it offers easily learnable skills for recovering inner peace, one week at a time.
You don’t have to be a monk devoted to hours of special practice to walk your life’s journey with graciousness and joy. All that is required is to pay attention, choose wisely, live with purpose and passion, laugh often, and live with fierce commitment to honesty and kindness. Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace. With a little common sense, we can learn to understand and tame the dirty tricks department of the mind, live with kindness and love, enjoy the shelter of one another, and grow in wisdom and creativity. The 52 brief lessons and stories in the book are an enduring and practical guide to developing inner peace in a busy world.
In the Comfort Zone New York Times bestselling author Joan Borysenko (Minding the Body, Mending the Mind; A Woman's Book of Life) offers Inner Peace for Busy People: 52 Simple Strategies for Transforming Your Life. Using anecdotes from her personal experience, Borysenko identifies the elusive sense of inner balance we all seek and suggests practical, and often small, changes such as keeping track of energy reserves and practicing patience that "crazy busy" readers can make over the course of each week to feel a bit more balanced.