Today I am publishing an ebook so short you can read it in an hour. This blog is the launch! Thank you for coming. I won’t detain you for long. Sadly you have to supply your own wine and nibbles.
The book is specifically designed to help people understand why busyness is a serious issue and why it is a good idea to give it up. About a third of the book is practical advice on how to do it.
It is called Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom in an Hour
- Kindle: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BDZQBFO?tag=sacristy-21
- Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=9781908381637
- iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/isbn9781908381637
- Nook: Coming soon!
This is how it begins.
Okay, you are busy, so let’s not waste any time on an introduction.
Spend no more than two minutes looking down the following list and decide which of these statements apply to you.
- I often feel that there is not enough time.
- I often work more hours than I should.
- Days off can feel as if they are adding time pressure.
- My family miss out on my time because of other demands.
- I spend too much time on admin.
- I do not take all of my holiday entitlement.
- I wish I had fewer meetings.
- I sometimes realise too late that I have missed a great opportunity.
- Time pressures make it difficult or impossible for me to live up to my own expectations as a warm and caring person.
- When people say ‘how are you?’ I often say ‘busy’.
So how many of these apply?
If it is five or more…. Bingo! This book is for you.
Curiously, an article in the New York Times on Sunday was on the same wavelength as the ‘I’M NOT BUSY’ campaign which my ebook supports. It went under the heading ‘Relax: You’ll Be More Productive’. Here is the second paragraph.
More and more of us find ourselves unable to juggle overwhelming demands and maintain a seemingly unsustainable pace. Paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less. A new and growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health.
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/opinion/sunday/relax-youll-be-more-productive.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
If any of this rings true to you, do join in with people across the world, really – it’s not only UK and the US – for instance, I had a tweet from a joiner in Jerusalem yesterday. We are all about to give up busyness for not only for Lent but for good.
Stop what you are doing and give it a go.
The campaign website can be found here: http://www.notbusy.co.uk