Summary of Overworked and Overwhelmed

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Overworked and Overwhelmed book summary
To avoid feeling overwhelmed and stressed, create mindfulness through awareness and intention.

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Many professionals feel burned out due to increased responsibilities at work, a corporate downsizing or restructuring, the constant onslaught of technology, or other aspects of modern life. Leadership coach Scott Eblin shows busy executives how to develop mindfulness through awareness and intention. He created the “Life GPS” model to teach managers and professionals how to bring out their best at home, at work and in the community. He suggests routines to improve your physical, mental and spiritual health and your relationships through exercise, meditation, reading, connecting with others and thinking about the big picture. The benefits of being fully present include improved health, decreased stress and stronger relationships. getAbstract recommends his advice to harried people seeking better work-life balance.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you may be stressed
  • How to use the “Life GPS” model to relieve stress
  • How to create mindfulness in your life
 

Summary

If You Feel “Overworked and Overwhelmed”
John owns a consulting business. On a recent trip to Los Angeles, he worked a 17-hour day. His activities included navigating through tough LA morning traffic, making a conference call to Denmark while driving, attending an all-day meeting, dropping...
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About the Author

Executive coach and co-founder and director of the Eblin Group, Scott Eblin offers free “Habit Hack” videos on breathing, meditation, gratitude and yoga at ootma.eblingroup.com.


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    Patricia Small 2 years ago
    So many people can relate to the idea of feeling overworked. I love content like this that helps you take charge of your life (work/home) and not let it take charge of you!
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    Ann Baker 2 years ago
    Good info
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    Carolyn Wilson 2 years ago
    I enjoyed reading this summary. I have recommended this summary to other team members to read.

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