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Have you ever said, “I’m so stressed out that I can’t think clearly—it’s like my head’s in a fog?” Turns out, that’s a real thing. In times of anxiety and feeling overwhelmed, we can’t think clearly because the prefrontal cortex of our brain–which manages complex processing like reasoning, logic, problem-solving, and even memory–shuts down. Yvonne Tally, author of Breaking Up With Busy, shares her firsthand insight as to how “busy” may just be what’s at the heart of so many of your everyday troubles.

Yvonne leads meditation and de-stressing programs for corporations, individuals, and private groups in Silicon Valley. She’s an NLP master practitioner and co-founded the company Poised Inc. which is a Pilates and wellness training studio. Yvonne’s also the Founder of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves, a charity that provides headscarves to cancer patients.

Find out how to break up with busy and discover a brand new liberating pace to living!

Key takeaways:

The status symbol. Right from the start, Yvonne breaks down the meaning behind the “busy” mentality. It seems that if you’re not busy you’re lazy. It’s a belief that’s part of our culture, but why? The HIDDEN truth behind this cultural phenomenon . . . [02:25].

The need-want connection. Being busy isn’t about the fear of boredom as it’s more about living at a specific pace. Once you develop this certain speed to living, your body and mind become conditioned and it’s hard to break free . . . but there’s a way! Start by asking yourself this ONE question . . . [09:02].

The alternative pace. We all have to rush from time to time, but do you really need to rush through each conversation and every moment? It’s time to pump the breaks, because sooner than later the constant go-go-go mindset will catch up to you. The THREE things you can do to slow down today . . . [18:53].

The practical solution. There are two things we all share: we want to be appreciated and we want to be happy. As we develop different habits to accomplish these two things, it can feel overwhelming. Some suggest taking a deep breath, but there’s another, more powerful approach. Give THIS one a try . . . [32:04].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.