Having a yoga toolkit is the most potent way to slow down, manage your energy and stay productive and when you supercharge your yoga practice with science you are not only less busy and more productive but you are also able to enjoy life without the guilt of ‘not doing enough’.
adding to your already overstuffed brain, but rather it’s short snippets of wisdom followed by immediate action so you start to see change, fast - even when you’re going slow.
You’ll find tools and suggestions for dealing with your mind and the random thoughts that seem to hijack you and the emotions that follow. It’s jam packed with thought provoking examples of how to take a more leisurely approach to living.
Don’t think of this as a course, but rather as a toolkit you can come back to again and again each time perhaps gaining new insight or revisiting a strategy you’re now ready to adopt.
Becoming unbusy is a 10 module step by step practical, interactive guide combining live masterclasses with short video trainings to give you the tools you need to slow down your life without burning out.
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If you think this is going to be an easy ride where you sit back and someone else does the work, you are mistaken. The truth is you are unique, what slow looks like to you is going to be different to me. My job isn’t to tell you what to do to live the best life but to lead you to 'a-ha' moments so you can uncover your own truth.
The first step to successful change is to make a decision. You are part way there when you join Becoming Unbusy but not all the way.
I’ll show you that your busyness is a choice and how to choose a different path.
We’ll get down to how you are unique and this is not a one size fits all solution.
Finally you’ll learn that change is not a punishment. You get to ‘choose your own adventure’ and enjoy playing the game.
Now that you are feeling good about your choices it’s time to ‘empty your cup’. There’s an old Zen proverb that says ‘a cup that’s already full cannot have more’.
You have beliefs, ideas, years of habits that are keeping you stuck in place. Here’s where you let go so you can make room for something new.
I’ll walk you through how to uncover these thoughts and break unhelpful habits.
Boundaries do not mean you have to build walls and say no to everything (although I’m a fan of saying no to at least 80% of the things you are asked to do in a week!) they are about creating your own set of values – a personal policy if you will.
Once you have your boundaries in place we’ll get familiar with the unfamiliar. With all your pushing and forcing and doing you’ve forgotten how to be still. That’s why you feel guilty when you stop for even a moment in your day.
Creating change that truly lasts is not a quick fix.
Willpower alone is not the answer (in fact it’s the hustlers way to get stuff done) and not a very efficient use of your time. Often it’s a series of small changes that leads to the biggest difference. Slowing down is a habit and I’ll give you strategies and practices you can deploy even on your most stressful of days.
Annnnnnd we arrive at everyone’s favourite – procrastination and just for good measure we’ll tackle self-sabotage too – cos they’re kinda buddies.
Here you’ll learn how to deal with distraction, break avoidance loops and recognise when you need to step back and rest or when you’re just delaying the inevitable.
Everything you’ve learned so far is great but what happens when life flips you the bird and turns everything upside down.
Here’s where you learn resilience and how doing more isn’t always the right strategy when things go wrong.
Change is inevitable and being flexible is your new best friend. When you have strategies to manage unexpected changes you can take on anything life has to throw at you.
We all have a cadence, a rhythm to the way we move through the world. Just like in nature there are peaks and troughs, an ebb and flow. I’ll help you uncover your own unique rhythms and create rituals accordingly.
I’ll show you why you are not busy, but you do need to manage your time more wisely and I’ll share my favourite tools for doing this.
Adulting is a serious business, isn’t it? If I had known how serious life would get as a grown up I doubt I would have been in such a hurry to get here when I was younger.
The good news – pop the confetti cannons and don your silliest sweater – is it doesn’t have to be like this.
It’s time you learned that laughter is a key component to your wellbeing. Playtime isn’t just for your kids and you CAN stop taking yourself so seriously.
Do you remember that famous TV ad for shampoo – ‘you’re worth it’? When was the last time you truly thought that about yourself?
Here I’ll show you how your busyness is an act of self-hate and how to change that by introducing self-care into your daily schedule.
I’m not talking bubble baths and spa days (although this is your journey so why not?) but something deeper, a little less time consuming and easier to implement at the office.
In this final module I’ll dig a little deeper in to the power of stillness combining breath and body work to cultivate a calmer state of mind.
The US Harvard Business Review estimates that the annual healthcare spending due to workplace burnout is anywhere from $125 billion to $190 billion.
Around 40% of people in the U.K. currently only take half their annual leave entitlements.
A UK wide stress survey found 74% of adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.
The fact is people are simply more exhausted than ever before. Increased workloads, pressure to perform and juggling work and family commitments all come together in an impossible tsunami of doing.
This was my light bulb moment, when my own busyness became so toxic, I lost everything.
I really did
In my mid 30’s I filed for bankruptcy, lost my home, my health was in the toilet and eventually I even lost the relationship I had been in for almost 20 years. I was left with a big pile of nothing with only my anxiety to keep me warm.
I had been brought up to believe that leading by example meant being the first one in and the last one out every day.
I’d repeatedly been fed the stories, “If something’s worth having it’s worth working hard for. You’ll never get anywhere in life if you don’t put in the hours”.
Fortunately after I crashed and burned so spectacularly, I went on a journey both literal and figurative. I moved to the Maldives, where I rediscovered the practice of yoga and found myself hungry to understand why I lived in a permanent state of disappointment. Why I was always tired and why it felt so itchy under my skin whenever I tried to pump the breaks on my life.
I transformed myself from burned out hustler to slow living superstar. I’ve done the hard work (you can thank me later) so you can skip the burnout part and go straight to superstar status.
But I get it, years of limiting beliefs have typically given you a never ending guilt trip that’s affects your physical and your mental well-being.
You deserve to take time for yourself, to feel amazing. When you start to promote and validate your slowing down you change not only your own perceptions but that of those around you.
The central tenet of the slow philosophy is taking the time to do
things properly, and thereby enjoy them more. Slowness doesn’t make you lazy or mean you won’t ever be successful. In fact embracing slow doesn’t mean slowness itself, but rather it means doing tasks at the appropriate speed. Sometimes things are urgent and there’s a deadline, but let’s be honest most of the time you can afford to slow down, do things properly and get it right.
You’re ready to stop working furiously and instead choose your projects deliberately and work with intention.
You’ve realised the systems you’ve created for yourself leave you drained and tired instead of motivated and excited about this life.
You’re ready to stop the go, go, go attitude and start taking your selfcare seriously.
If you are not serious or committed to changing the way you live your life don’t bother signing up. If you want to buy to see what’s inside, then cancel then this is not for you. I only want seriously dedicated individuals who are ready to take responsibility for their own transformation to be a part of this.
One month of mindfulness meditation – bitesize moments of me-time in your day to help you flex your mental muscles daily.
Bend don’t break – a complete guide to living with greater resilience in challenging times.
Private FB – Jim Rohn once famously said you are who you hang out with, so choose your friends wisely. In this group you will be part of an exclusive community of folks who think like you. You’ll find accountability, support and meaningful conversations.