I was lucky enough to be chosen to serve on the launch team for "Breaking Busy" by Alli Worthington. I received my advanced copy of the book right around Thanksgiving - a little crazy but at the same time it was the perfect time to start reading a book about breaking busy since that is the time of the year that we all seem to be extra busy and maybe even take on more than we really want to.
The very first chapter is called 'Capacity'. Boy, that was eye opening. Alli compared us to our cell phones, which have a battery that gets depleted after use and has a 'finite capacity for storage and functionality'. When our phone battery falls to 10% there's a little warning that the battery is low and needs to be recharged. Our bodies do the same but how often do we listen to the signs and take the time to recharge? For most of us the answer to that is 'not enough'. We think we are too busy to take that time to rest. After reading this book I have a different feeling on that subject. We all need energy to keep going - to give, share, love, work, play - and we need to take the time to replenish our energy.
As I worked my way through the next 9 chapters I was taken by how much this book spoke to me and how Alli seemed to know just what I was going through during this season of my life. It's like she was peering through my windows. But I think it's really that we are all very similar in our desire to please and nurture. Our husbands, our children, our extended families, our friends, our homes, our jobs.
"Like it or not, every single decision we make takes us down the road closer to the destination that is our future."
I am a firm believer that everything in our life is the result of choices that we have made so I think, if I had to choose, the chapter on decisions was my very favorite.
There is so much to take away from this book especially for those in their busy season (wife, mom, friend, worker, PTA, Little League, Rotary). You will learn how to stop chasing activities that leave you empty and start doing what you were meant to do.
I don't want to give away too much of the book and I could never say it as well as Alli does so I hope you'll go out and get yourself a copy on January 26th or better yet pre-order a copy before Jan. 26 and get a free study guide here: http://alliworthington.com/breaking-busy-guide
This book was provided to me by the author and publisher in exchange for my review.