Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life
By Bryan E. Robinson
Bryan Robinson saved my life. He is a leading-edge voice in the world of work addiction recovery. The meditations are chock full of warm and powerful wisdom, guidance, and empathy. On a personal level, I am grateful for how they have helped me on my own journey of recovery.
Alanis Morissette, singer/songwriter
Stop stressing and learn to chill with this mindfulness and meditation guidebook that can help workaholics and others let go of anxiety and achieve and maintain the healthy work/life balance they need.
We all know good health and happiness depends on having proper balance between our professional and private lives. But in today’s hectic work environment, in which we must do more in less time with fewer resources, that goal can feel impossible to attain. We stay late at the office rather than being home with our families. We work into the night and on weekends to perfect that presentation or just catch up, rather than relaxing with a hobby or spending time with our friends. Under constant pressure to over-perform, work easily becomes the dominant force in our lives.
Licensed psychotherapist and professor Bryan Robinson understands the demands we face. He also knows that it’s difficult to stop the cycle of over-work. But there is a solution. In #Chill, Robinson explains how ending the cycle of work addiction can be achieved by reframing priorities and cultivating mindfulness in our daily lives. He provides daily meditations that help center and soothe us, allowing us to step back, close our eyes, take a long breath, and focus on the moment.
Filled with wise advice, inspiring quotes, and gentle guidance, #Chill gives us the tools we need to quiet our anxiety, break our addiction to work, and bring compassion, calm, confidence, and creativity into our daily existence—and at last, have the peaceful, balanced life we all deserve.
Praise for #Chill
Perhaps the biggest challenge to practicing mindfulness is being mindful enough to remember to be mindful. Bryan Robinson has solved that problem by offering daily tidbits of insight, encouragement, and advice to remind us to focus on what’s important in our busy lives. Reading each day’s reflection is a step toward greater clarity, balance, contentment, and peace.
Mark R. Leary, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Duke University
The suffering of addiction runs deep and wide in this world; work addiction, in particular, is an important and underestimated one. I’m truly grateful to Bryan Robinson for bringing it to greater awareness.
Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance
Bryan Robinson is a leading-edge voice in the world of work addiction recovery. Born from his direct experience, the meditations in #Chill are chock full of warm and powerful wisdom, guidance, and empathy. This front-line contribution helps us to recognize work addiction’s corrosive effects on health, relationships, and livelihoods and to recover daily with more work/life balance. I am grateful to know that these inspirational nuggets are available for all of us who suffer from this quiet and so-called “respectable” addiction and for how they have helped me on my own journey.
Alanis Morissette, singer/songwriter
Only when I, like Bryan Robinson, was forced by one too many episodes of burnout to uncover childhood sadnesses did I begin to see work as an irreplaceable part of my life, but not the whole of my life. And only then did I begin to focus on what I could uniquely do instead of trying to do everything—thus beginning to be far more effective as a worker.
Gloria Steinem, activist/politician
Work, like money, or alcohol is not the problem! It is not being able to quit! That means there’s a hunger we’re trying to satisfy with substitutes for relationship that increase our isolation! Robinson offers essential help for all who are addicted to work or anything else!
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want
Bryan Robinson has written a remarkable book on mindfulness. One of the greatest habits you can develop is to learn and internalize the wisdom of the book that can be effectively applied in daily life. I think anyone reading it will benefit.
Amit Ray, Ph.D., author of Mindfulness: Living in the Moment Living in the Breath