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Review: Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much

Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much Busy: How to thrive in a world of too much by Tony Crabbe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As part of my new way of 'reading' and 'learning' something even on a busy day, I decided to focus more on non-fiction books. Whilst browsing at the local library, I happened to pick up the book Busy by Tony Crabbe.

The premise starts out easy enough -- in a world where people are being bombarded with information and other distractions, how can we avoid being 'busy' in a bad way? How can we stop ourselves from making 'Busy' an excuse that we just use for everything else that we can or can't do?

The whole book is less than 300 pages, enough to keep your attention, and is written in layman's terms that you will easily relate them to your own lives. It mentions some key facts like spending more time with your family, developing more productive habits to follow daily, and how to manage your time wisely and not just say you're 'busy' because you're looking at emails or text messages on your phone just because you heard it chime.

It reminds us that we should take time where our brain is recovering from the bombardment of data and information it has to process and from thinking all the time and not really processing what it really needs to process. To embrace idle time (every now and again) as a way to relax and rejuvenate yourself.

The last chapter you can skip reading altogether - it's just a recollection of the author's thoughts and how he applied his own suggestions he outlined on his book into his daily life. You don't really need to read about that. What you'll need to do is skim through the topics and see if you can put that into practice in real life.

So, would I recommend buying this book? Probably not. Head on out to your local library or second hand bookstore to see if this book is for you. Better at the library because you know, it's free, and you just return it if you get tired of it.

**This book has been borrowed from the Jacksonville Public Library **

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