A Few Articles

In my limited online time this month, I’ve been poking around to see what other people have to say about the tech-heavy, ever-busy, “inspiration”-obsessed (Read: Pinterest) culture that we’re a part of. Here are a few interesting articles that I’ve come across in the past few days:

About how we are the ones choosing to be so busy in the first place: The Silliness of Busyness from Zen Habits

“Becoming less busy was not an accident, but a decision I made on purpose. I made the decision that a busy life wasn’t a life for me.”

About how sites like Pinterest often just make us feel inadequate: Your Children Want YOU from The Power of Moms

“There’s this crazy phenomenon going on right now. Good, devoted mothers get on Pinterest . . . and blogs . . . and Facebook . . . and Twitter . . . and then they flip through parenting magazines and TV channels (full of advertisements and media hype) . . . and they’re convinced they’re not enough.”

A more lengthy article about busyness syndrome from Yoga Journal: Busyness Plan from Yoga Journal

“Even we yogis, who supposedly have our eyes on the inner depths of life, often find ourselves living by the basic capitalist assumption that what we do needs to yield a quantifiable result.”

And with that I’m off to the Cape to spend some time being “unbusy” with family and friends. Ahhhh…

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