It will come as no surprise to you that modern living is becoming increasingly stressful. Many of us are overwhelmed by the technological demands of day-to-day life; we are expected to be available for contact 24/7, always ready to respond to the latest tweet, text, or Snapchat, or to double-tap on the hundredth Instagram photo of your friend’s puppy. We check emails in the middle of the night, we scroll through our newsfeeds before we brush our teeth in the morning, and we’re burning out due to this constant need to be connected.
It will also come as no surprise to you that there is a growing movement that is pushing back against the digital age. People are disconnecting and retreating back into the self to break free from their devices. It’s a slower, more mindful way of living, and it’s gradually creeping into many areas of society, from large corporations that now have wellness departments to the home where people are colouring in intricate patterns to help them return to, and stay in, the present moment.
Shannah Kennedy knows what it’s like to experience burn out, having been diagnosed with crippling chronic fatigue. In the years that have passed since her recovery, Shannah has wholeheartedly embraced a slower, gentler life, and her new book The Life Plan
collects her wisdom and experience to help guide others to do the same. You can listen to the full audio of our recent discussion with Shannah here
The Life Plan
is all about taking control of your life to bring you back to your best self. It’s about equipping you with new life skills to be the very best version of yourself. Shannah’s writing isn’t complicated or preachy; she has put together a beautiful, calming book that acts as both an instruction manual for living a meaningful life and as a playbook for you to write down your thoughts, dreams, and ideas, and to make plans for change.
Shannah will teach you to build self-confidence to combat stress, anxiety, or depression, and to make friends with yourself again so you can thrive not only as a person, but as a mother or father or brother or sister or friend, or whoever else you have to be during your day. The Life Plan
will help turn the FOMO (fear of missing out) you feel into JOMO (joy of missing out), and offers advice to reduce the negative impact of technology in your life.
If you’re ready to start living your best life, pick up a copy of Shannah’s book in stores or online