Overwhelmed: Work, Love, And Play When No One Has The Time

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
12:40 pm
01/02/15

If your New Year’s resolutions include reading more and also finding the way out of the overwhelm of modern life, then we have a book that’ll pull double-duty for you. The name says it all: Overwhelmed: Work, Love, And Play When No One Has The Time is a brilliant read by Washington Post journalist Brigid Schulte that aims to help men and women snowed under by life’s mounting, impossible demands.

When told that she—and every person—has over four hours of leisure time a day, the busy mother of two dove head-first into a research project looking at the absence of downtime in modern life—especially the lives of mothers, whom she calls the most “time starved” people of all. (Nodding your head, yet?)

The book mixes the personal experiences of Schulte and other parents like her (as well as the Danes, who seem to have mastered work-life balance), and fact-based studies by neuroscientists and sociologists to come up with a 360-degree view of how we got to where we are today and how we can crawl our way out of the holes that we, and society, have created.

If you read any book this year, make it this one. We have, and it’s already a life-changer.

Overwhelmed: Work, Love, And Play When No One Has The Time, $16.45, Amazon.

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