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Being Peacefully Busy

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Life Coaching
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Cara de Lange
Burnout expert & Coach
Have you ever considered the concept 'Being Peacefully Busy'? Too many people are suffering from stress and anxiety because of an almost compulsive need to be ‘busy’ when we should set boundaries and say ‘no’ sometimes. We tend to value busy people. It may be hard for us to stop using the word busy but ‘peacefully busy’ evokes calm and feels more nurturing. It means, ‘Yes, I’m busy, but I’m being gentle with myself and looking after myself. I’m taking time out to do the things I need to do to nurture myself and the things I love so that I feel less stressed but ultimately achieve more.’
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Julie
Peacefully Busy
Since the pandemic, my days are much busier than before which I am sure it is that way for a lot of people. The key to managing our busy lives is to find time to nurture our well being by doing something we enjoy. Even if it is only a few minutes a day. I like her idea of waking up each morning saying today I will be peacefully busy. It gives busyness a new perspective. It makes life seem less hectic. Excellent coaching session on finding more balance in your life.
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Iris
Giving the term busy a joyful connotation
Being peacefully busy is a great expression for going about your tasks with your own well-being in mind, knowing that you will achieve more if you take care of your own needs and plan your other work around that. I love the idea to wake up and say to myself that I am going to be peacefully busy on the day ahead! Thank you!