TIME WARNER PAPERBACKS
|Number of Pages||368 Pages|
It's difficult to ask anybody how are you Without hearing the word busy somewhere in their response. We feel overwhelmed by busyness because of the demands on our time-our inbox and our to-do list are bulging, a huge amount of people expect things from us and our organisations are trying to do more with fewer people. But it doesn't have to be that way. In reality, busyness isn't essential. Yes, there is a lot to do, but believing you're always busy because you have so much to do is both false and unhelpful. Busyness is a normal response to a world of too much, but it isn't the only response. In busy Tony Crabbe draws on solid psychological research to address one of the great problems of modern life-we're too busy. But it isn't a time-management book. Rather than providing advice for increasing productivity and efficiency, it sets out four key strategies (Corresponding to sections of the book) for thriving despite of the overload of too much.
1. Mastery-to move beyond busyness you need to regain a sense of mastery over your life. This section shows you how to build a sense of control back into your life, take responsibility for making choices and how to set boundaries to protect you from the flood of demands and information.
2. Focus-in a world of too much, success is not about doing more at work but about making an impact. This section outlines three ways to move to a career strategy that doesn't rely on productivity alone.