Not the Boss of Us: Putting Overwhelmed in Its Place in a Do-All, Be-All World

Not the Boss of Us: Putting Overwhelmed in Its Place in a Do-All, Be-All World

by Kay Wills Wyma

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Overview

Too much to manage and not enough time or energy to do it? Join the club. Life is a pressure cooker and, more and more, being overwhelmed is just considered normal. But, truth be told, life's stresses and circumstances aren't the boss of us. What if we could take Overwhelmed and diffuse it—or, better yet, reframe it to good?

Author, blogger, and mother of five Kay Wills Wyma has learned that if we're going to be overwhelmed by anything, let's have it be Truth with all its grace, hope, peace, and love. In this freeing book, she shares how to confront life's pressures we face—at home, online, at work, in our relationships, on our calendars—and replace all those heavy expectations with the liberating truth that we were made for something better. Through her inspiring personal stories sprinkled with a dash of humor, she gives readers permission to step back, let go, and find fulfillment and freedom in a life lived in light of eternity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800734770
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 642,806
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kay Wills Wyma, former White House staffer, international banker, and entrepreneur, is a mom of five who writes about seeing beyond life's pressures in order to navigate life and thrive together. She is the author of two books and blogs at the popular themoatblog.com. Kay also hosts a video podcast with friends called the SaySomething Show. She has been featured on TODAY, CNN, and Focus on the Family, and has contributed to the NYT Motherlode, DMagazine, Thriving Families, and more. Kay lives in Dallas, Texas, with her family. Connect with her at kaywyma.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 The Beginning of the End of Overwhelmed as We Knew It 17

2 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Performance Pressures, Be Overwhelmed by Purpose 40

3 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Appearance Pressures, Be Overwhelmed by Beauty 56

4 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Image Pressures, Be Overwhelmed by Image Bearing 72

5 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Formulaic Right-Way Pressures, Be Overwhelmed by Perfect Imperfection 94

6 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Group Pressures, Be Overwhelmed by Belonging 111

7 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Do-All Pressures, Be Overwhelmed by the Sacred in the Ordinary 124

8 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Product Pressures, Be Overwhelmed by the Process 136

9 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Circumstances, Be Overwhelmed by Looking Up 151

10 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Bitterness, Be Overwhelmed by Forgiveness 168

11 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Present Sufferings, Be Overwhelmed by an Eternal Perspective 184

12 Rather Than Be Overwhelmed by Any Trappings of This World, Be Overwhelmed by Hope 197

Acknowledgments 213

Notes 215

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