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MELINDA Wellness Challenge

Focus: Self / Family / Work Balance

Book choice: Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte

Hi, my name is Melinda and I’m the head adult book buyer at Bookshop Santa Cruz. I just jokingly told my coworker that I’m too overwhelmed to focus on writing an intro for this month’s Wellness Challenge, let alone read the book!, and I was only half joking. With my lively toddler at home, two jobs that I love, and my own unrealistic expectations for myself, finding balance (or even time to consider balance) has become much more difficult. I’m excited to use Bookshop’s August focus on Wellness and Brigid Schulte’s book as impetus to create space in my life to assess and adjust and accept. We’ll see how it goes!

Mid-month Check-in: To be honest, I'm still just wrestling with acknowledging the full reality of my "overwhelmedness." Even as I read through the chapter headings, it's encouraging me to just take it slow. I know the book is full of inspriation and practical solutions, but for now, I'm content to know that the book is on my table and that I WILL find the space to read it and adjust.

Read more about Bookshop Staff Wellness Challenge, inspired by our Women's Voices campaign.

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Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250062383
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Picador - March 3rd, 2015