When Less Becomes More
by Emily Ley
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When Less Becomes More: Making Space for Slow, Simple,
and Good by Emily Ley
Statistics don’t lie. People today are more fatigued, burned out, and overwhelmed than ever. Smartphones constantly ping and alert and demand our attention. And social media can eat up hours of our days with mindless scrolling and tapping while leaving many feeling empty and lonely. Add to that family commitments, work that is accessible around the clock, and over-scheduling, and you have a life that can feel unmanageable and frantic . . . even running on empty.
Emily Ley, author of bestselling Grace, Not Perfection and A Simplified Life, is here to tell you that there’s more—so much more. In this book, Emily Ley takes readers on a journey out of that empty place and shows them how to fill their wells with the nourishment that only true connection can provide. She also presents some radical concepts that push against the tethers of modern life, with the promise that more of the good stuff comes when we say yes to less of what keeps us empty.
“[The author] presents some radical concepts that
push against the tethers of modern life”?
How far do you have to look to see or hear someone claiming the need for tech-free weekends, for decluttering your home and life or being more strategic on the things you agree to or take on or even the call for more focus on yourself?
I, myself have shared these “radical views” through the use of easily found memes.
I think we all know we need to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first, then help others.
I would never begrudge anyone a new source of inspiration. Sometimes it’s that one particular voice or image, book, article, whatever that actually gives an individual the lightbulb moment on how to do/be/feel better.
Despite the restating some fairly widely known sentiments, I would still recommend this book to anyone who is curious about it.
This book is also filled with beautiful photos displaying a loving home and family – making it a great coffee table book, as well.
There are also activities within the book to provide a hands-on or step-by-step guidance in reducing the things that overwhelm, which I know many readers will find useful.
The Final Verdict
My rating: 3 stars
Would I recommend? Yes
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