I’m not very good at sitting still. Not because I dislike sitting still, although…maybe. No, it’s because I’ve got this idea in my soul that my worth is attached to my accomplishments. And let’s face it: we don’t accomplish all that much when we’re not doing.
Or do we?
If you find yourself working beyond your capacity and craving calm, Alli Worthington’s book Breaking Busy will speak to you. In her book, Alli gently addresses how we long for purpose and yet allow so many things to pile up in our way. As she states so succinctly,
“A hindrance is something that holds you back, slows you down, and keeps you from living the life you were created to live.”
Breaking Busy is one of those books you’ll want to mark up and keep on your shelf for periodic reference. Alli touches on all aspects of life and how busyness affects them: relationships, purpose, worry, decisions, and so much more. For me, chapter four was the most powerful. It’s entitled “Editing: Finding God’s Best in a World of Options.” This chapter encouraged me to reassess my calling and purpose. Two months later I’m still mulling it over.
And…you might find this silly, but Alli has some great tips on using emojis to break busy. It’s one of the priceless tips you’ll find in this book to enrich your life and cut out unnecessary drama.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to wear my busyness like a badge of honor. It’s part of western culture. But in case you think Alli can’t relate to your life, check out this video. This woman is a wife, the mother of five athletic boys, works full-time, and volunteers. She knows busy. She also knows what’s important, and therein lies her message.
You can purchase Breaking Busy here on Amazon in hard copy or by downloading the Kindle edition. Let me know if you do. I’d love to hear about your favorite tip for breaking busy in your own life. Happy reading!