It’s time for each of us to have a new relationship with time as we integrate ourselves.
Day #21 of Sanity
I hear all the time how busy you are. You are running from one activity to the next trying to accomplish everything on your list. You may even have an app that tells you what you need to achieve every minute of the day, including how many steps you must take in any given day. You find yourself not having enough time to squeeze everything in.
Welcome to the world of busyness. It’s a new addiction that many have succumbed to because we live in a fast paced world where everything and everyone is connected. When we realize that there is no separation between who we are in our lives and integrate our personal and professional lives to recognize there is only life, where work is part of it, we may be able to shift our mindset. We do not to find more time to balance work and life as many experts will lead you to believe. We simply need to be more conscious of how we spend this gift called life–these choices are important. What relationships do we have with ourselves and others? What keeps us so busy and stuck in situations that do not serve us?
Think about it. In business, more than 50% of time, on average, is invested in solving problems created by the organization itself around structural and operational issues that get lost in political agendas. Many find themselves stressed out rushing from meeting to meeting trying to figure out how in the world, will I get my work done?
My question to you is what does work mean in the 21st century and why are meetings no longer viewed as part of getting our work done? In a world where have been led to believe we must balance our work and life, we are stressing because many of these concepts simply get us stuck in busyness, when the opportunity is to question why we are here and what we can do about it.
In our lives, if we integrated ourselves and focused on our deep purpose, we will find time is on our side and not the enemy that needs to be conquered. Imagine if we measured Return on Impact vs. Return on Investment, what would our world look like? Where would we be rushing to get to?
We can see time and being busy as one of our biggest challenges or we can see it as a beautiful opportunity to ask ourselves how we got here and whether this is where we want to be.
- Why am I so busy?
- Am I addicted to busyness?
- What choices am I making today?
- What can I shift?
- What mindset should I have to live my purpose and have more meaning in my life, where work is part of my big adventure on this planet?
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Welcome to 2017 where we have 365 days to play, create and connect.