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An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest Can Save Your Life

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  13 reviews
There is a surprising way out of the frenzy, that always-being-behind feeling, and the endless to-do list.

Now more than ever, people are seeking a reprieve from the constant pressure to achieve, produce, and consume. While many turn to sporadic bouts of mindfulness and meditation, organizational change specialist Marilyn Paul offers a complementary solution that is as radi
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 22nd 2017 by Rodale Books
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Lauren Williams
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An Oasis in Time: How a Day of Rest can Save Your Life, like It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys is a gentle, good-natured look at human tendencies. But the books couldn't otherwise be more different. It's Hard focuses on STUFF, anything from the paperwork for paying the bills to the laundry, and only refers to time as a tool for organizing. It's an excellent foundation for An Oasis, so you can always find the only worthwhile THINGS that An Oasis examines: snacks, books, ...more
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the idea of creating "an oasis in time", a little piece of heaven in our busy, chaotic lives. Marilyn Paul is a proponent of a hard-core type of oasis: completely unplugged from technology and the economy (so no buying that yummy croissant at your favorite little coffee shop if that's how you typically spend every Saturday morning). And don't forget to ring the bell, and sing while marching around the dining room table banging instruments to signify the beginning of your sacred time away ...more
Jan 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
I tried this because I loved the author's first book, but this one wasn't as impactful for me. It seemed mostly targeted at total workaholics, which meant it didn't leave much focus for those of us who were mostly looking for ways to make our existing leisure time more meaningful.

It starts by spending too much time trying to convince its audience of the value of slowing down. As someone who committed to reading an entire book about the subject, turning the page to find yet another chapter tellin
Charles Reimler
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Lifestyle Is Taking Time Too
Enjoy Living! *Reason Retirement Choice At 60 Years Is Able Save A "Dollar" In Bank, But Time Is Gone!* Live With INNER PEACE!
" Cognitive Thought Qualities Per Following BELOW & Book Has Lots Of Them For
A Valuable "LIVE FULL LIFE" Live Just Exists
With A Miserable RUSH STRESS Lifestyle!
"Cognitive Therapy Thoughts Beliefs Use As "MANTRAS While Time Alone", And Transformations Positive Enjoy Life ANEW!
"Savoring This One Precious Life"
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Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways, own
I won this in a giveaway. I was attracted to the this book because rest is something I crave.

When I read a non-fiction book, I always have a notebook with me to record notes. My 5 star rating was granted due to the volume of notes I took.

I haven't quite gotten to the day of rest yet but I'm working on it. I grew up with Sunday's being a no work day. I remember stores being closed on Sundays. It was always a day dedicated to family.

I have a full time job during the week and I work at my church o
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Get started, put it into practice, and take back your time means taking control and carving out relaxation time. The author presents information in an easy to understand language. Readers can implement activities at little or no cost. Appendixes include tips, a guide, samples, rest from a Christian viewpoint, and additional resources. For books lovers, reading the book may be a form of relaxation in itself.

Goodreads Giveaway randomly chose me to receive this book. Although encouraged, I was unde
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspirational guide to shaping how you spend your time

The idea of planning a regular time each week for leisure, contemplation or connecting with people seems almost impossible, yet this book makes a compelling case for why it could make you happier, more fulfilled, and even more productive. Marilyn Paul does a good job of surfacing the reasons why we may think this is impossible. Then she encourages us to challenge the assumptions behind all those reasons. If you’re ready to change how you use
Sean Hagey
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very important book for our modern addicted-to-busyness age. The author does a great job of explaining the benefits of time away from work (mental, physical, and spiritual) as well as practical information on how to get started. Highly recommended.
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspirational
This is a book that not only made me think about taking a day of rest but also about how I use time the rest of the week as well. The book is not limited to those interested in observing a Sabbath for religious reasons. It makes the argument that taking a day of rest is good for everyone.
Rachele Rosi-Kessel
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very helpful if you want to create Sabbath time and want your family to help!
Feb 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Less life changing.
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
reclaim your time. sabbath, shabbat. slow movement. Frankl: "space between stimulus & response." "time confetti"
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Marilyn Paul, Ph.D. is an organization and management consultant skilled in facilitation, organizational diagnosis, systems thinking, and leadership development. The purpose of her consulting is to help people improve their abilities to work together to accomplish meaningful results. Among her strengths is the ability to facilitate a new perspective and original solutions to persistent problems.