WOW, we are just passed half way for this calendar year and many people that I am talking to are constantly saying how they cannot believe how quickly this year is flying by. I have been considering this in terms of how busy our lives have become and it certainly is showing signs that we have less time by mentally and physically.
One of the key things that we need to consider is our use of IT. I notice nowadays that when anybody has 5 minutes of down time, a gap between appointments or whilst sitting at the traffic lights in the car that they are constantly on their phone, reviewing text messages, reviewing their Facebook and checking who actually likes them. One of the things we have to consider is now our mental stimulus is almost constant. Not only are we going from meeting to meeting or client appointment to client appointment, we are now also engaging with the wider social community via social media constantly. Because of this we have less mental down time which creates an environment where we are constantly with the “on” button. Time flies by and we still feel that we have been extremely busy. One of the things that I am encouraging more of my clients to do is to stop and consider what they are using their time for and what is creates for them towards their end game or end goal. Reviewing their activity on a daily basis is really really important.
My challenge for you is simple – please set some goals each day that are around you developing your happiness and feeling of having time. We have the ability to fill up all of the time in the day that we have been given but we do need to create gaps and spaces where we can take a breath, relax, review our world and see our plan in the direction we need to go.