‘I’d love to but I’m just so busy right now.’ How many times have you heard that phrase recently or even used it yourself? Along with, ‘I’ve always wanted to <insert lifelong cherished dream here> but I never have the time’ or ‘I wish there were more hours in the day.’
Sound familiar? Well then I recommend our book club read for August, ‘Do Less, Get More’ by Sháá Wasmund. Following on from Lauren’s post last week about struggling to find enough hours in a day for work, home, family and friends, this book has some great tips for helping you out of the ‘busy trap’ as Sháá calls it.
The blurb on the back reads: ‘Is your life how you imagined it would be, or is the reality more stressful than you planned? Do you put yourself under too much pressure to succeed? Are you struggling to find time for the things and people you love?’
Personally, I answered a resounding yes to all those statements so I was very keen to read this book! The book is broken down into four clear sections to help you understand how life gets so complicated and simple practical steps to help you de-clutter, delegate and de-stress.
I particularly found the concepts of focusing on ‘the one thing’ rather than trying to do everything at once and ‘less perfection, more reality’ helpful. For a procrastinator and a perfectionist, those two steps alone are difficult! But I am trying to take on board some of Sháá’s tips and make positive changes to focus on the people and things in my life that matter the most.
Have you read this book? Let us know your thoughts! Or if you have advice to share for others trying to get out of the ‘busy trap’ and enjoy life more, then please do share them with us below or on our Facebook and Instagram!