Yvonne Tally joins me to talk about her latest book Breaking Up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions For Overscheduled Women
Women said they could do it all, so they got it all. All being family, career, and self-fulfillment. Only the price many women pay to run this race includes health challenges, career delays, more financial responsibility, and more societal expectations that they should be able to do it all without missing a meeting, losing their cool, or looking frazzled.
We talk about
- Busy busting solutions
- “No” is the new “Yes”
- Discovering what you really want
- The importance of self-care
- The Overscheduled Woman
- How men can help
- Why silence is important
- Taking chare of your life
“Moving away from busy behavior takes more than just solutions; it requires each of us to discover the motivation underneath our behavior. That’s the only way we will stop the endless overscheduling and the side-eyeing of our fellow sisters when we see them not being ‘busy enough,’” writes Yvonne. “As soon as we understand what’s driving our behavior, we’ll be able to make changes and reclaim our leisure time rather than simply giving it away.”
As a successful career woman, it was Yvonne’s own struggles with life balance that landed her in the ER and ultimately fueled her curiosity to develop the methods and techniques she offers in Breaking Up with Busy. Throughout the book, she stresses the benefits of living a more sane and balanced life — encompassing everything from longevity, looks, and libido to self-actualization and spiritual connection. To get there, she details methodical, incremental ways to change habits, transform thinking, and reconnect with one’s own unique, personal sense of play and pleasurp>/
Bio: Yvonne Tally is the author of Breaking Up with Busy and leads meditation and de-stressing programs for corporations, individuals, and private groups in Silicon Valley. An NLP master practitioner, Yvonne cofounded Poised Inc., a Pilates and wellness training studio, and is the founder of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves, a charity that provides headscarves to cancer patients. She lives in Northern California.