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Dear Reader – This is not a book about coping with unbelievable busyness. It’s a book about making it stop.

What if I told you that a lot of what keeps you unbelievably busy is not only pointless, but avoidable, nonsensical and entirely driven by your own fears, insecurities and ego? You’d probably want to slap me, if you could find the time, right?

Don’t worry, I was once j
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published November 27th 2017 by Nero
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Josephine Moon
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this so much! It has challenged me and already helped me to start making changes. Meshel is witty, compassionate, unflinching in her criticism of herself and inspiring. I’m so grateful to have read it. Highly recommend.
Taryn
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Insightful
Practical
Funny
Carly Findlay
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read Buddhism for the Unbelievably Busy on my flight back from Hobart. It's so well written - funny and relatable, with some good advice. I love how Meshel has included so many anecdotes from her own life as well as case studies about other busy people.

She writes warmly, it's funny and practical. It's not ever preachy.

While my life isn't anywhere near as busy as Meshel's, I've felt like I've been on a hamster wheel of busyness for the last two years - really struggling to get business admin
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Sarah
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Read this due to being a massive Meshel fan after listening to her podcast The Nitty Gritty Committee. Loved her voice on that program, was very sad for it to end!

For me, this book contained many home truths that resonate with me, but that I often fail to practice due to overwhelm etc blah blah blah. Being constantly reminded is important! and I am glad I read this book for that reason, and I also loved Meshel's honesty here in writing about her own experiences.

If I'm being honest though, I didn
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Emma Balkin
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
This book was refreshingly honest about how Meshel Laurie found herself to be a workaholic. Her insights are candid and interesting. While the Buddhist philosophy didn’t really appeal to me, I found the ideas to be quite useful. A book with alliteration in the title, a book about mental health, a book about a problem facing society today.
Vanessa
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of Meshel Laurie’s work. This book is an interesting way to learn about Buddhism through Meshel’s own life. She is also a brilliant narrator of her own life. I did really enjoy it.

I was looking more for a book to help teach me about the basic principles of Buddhism and how I can apply them - which is what I thought this book was about.
Jackie
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I laughed and cried, was challenged, poked and prodded into thinking about life. How you live it, how you cope with challenges, mindfullness, meditation, all the good stuff and the gritty stuff as well.
Nicole Maree Foster
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful enlightening read that challenges and encourages you to reflect on the contents of your life.
Victoria
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny, pithy and highly relevant book for this over busy working mum. Gave me serious kick up the pants and a refreshing take on Buddhist basics. A surprising gem.
Justine Puls-welsh
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Life changing. I recommend extremely highly! Loved it. Will be rereading many times.
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Meshel Laurie is a comedian presently on air (Nova) in Melbourne. You'd have seen her on television on Can of Worms, Spicks and Specks and GNW; she was a regular on Rove and the Circle. She also writes for Mamamia and is highly active on Twitter, where she has over 50,000 followers.

Meshel has been a stand-up comedian since 1994, and appeared in fourteen Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, th
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