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Video: How to Achieve More By Doing Less

Dr. Christine Carter, sociologist, researcher, and happiness expert at the University of California, Berkeley, offers some practical advice on managing the busy mode of our culture. It works for her—a mother of four, established author, and successful career woman—and she has a solid case backed by scientific research, that it will work for you, too.

She says, “When we dial back those feelings of busyness and overwhelm, we allow our most creative, most intelligent, most joyful, and most productive selves to emerge.”

And she’s right. What does being busy mean, anyway? Think busyness is a sign of importance? Success? Productivity? If so, you’re not alone. But Dr. Carter will prove you wrong in this 15-minute video.

She claims that the most productive things in the universe are doing nothing, daydreaming, staring into space, and being alone with your thoughts. And she makes a damn good case for doing less, in order to be ultra-productive.

Watch this 15-minute video filled with scientific research and practical information on how to not only cope with modern pressures, but truly thrive.

Melissa Eisler

Melissa Eisler is an ICF Certified Leadership and Executive Coach, certified meditation and yoga instructor, and author. She created Mindful Minutes to offer practical, relatable anecdotes and tips on how to bring mindfulness into the busyness of the digital age. Her intention is to share what she learns about overcoming her own challenges with meditation, mindfulness, and life balance while maintaining a challenging schedule and career. Learn more about Melissa here.

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