Sunday, February 28, 2016

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington:

Alli Worthington tackles the big questions about finding happiness and one’s God-given purpose in a fun, no-nonsense way.

Sharing how society’s message of be more, do more, achieve more is keeping us from hearing God’s message to us, that doesn’t say ‘more’, but simply says ‘enough’. You are enough.

Breaking Busy marries research with biblical principles, instilling confidence that you, too, can move from crazy busy to confident calm. Full of refreshing color and uproarious true stories, you’ll unpack truths that dismantle common happiness myths.

You’ll learn real-life guidance on boundaries, relationships, and self-care, as Alli examines her own mistakes and walks through how she learned from her missteps and found peace in a world of busyness.

My Review: I didn't love this one, nor did I hate it. She wrote in a conversational style that was both humorous and easy to read, but it did not keep my attention either. Ironically, that is partly because I was too busy during the time I was trying to read it and sometimes just really wanted her to get to the point. Don't get me wrong: there was some very sage advice, especially for those who still have children at home. Prioritizing what can and can't be done is critical and it's not necessary for your kids to have all and do all that is available. Worthington does offer tips for those who need to simplify and manage their time better.

I don't know if it's because of the season of life I am in or simply because her lifestyle is so foreign to me, but I simply could not relate to some of the things she was going through and there were also areas that were skimmed over as though they were not relevant. I don't want to give any spoilers, so won't go into details, but there were a couple of times I wish she had been a little more detailed. It's like peaks were hit, but I believe the struggle for many is while in the valley and the climb to get out. I would give it 3.5 stars out of 5.

I was given a copy of this book by Icon Media Group in exchange for my honest opinion.

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