Life is busy. There is always so much that we should do. And most of us, no matter how hard we try, feel stressed about our ‘unfinished business’.
We try different ways of getting through our lists. We attack them in creative ways. Perhaps mindmaps would be better than linear lists? Would they inspire us more and help us to get the job done? Or would drawing pictures be more effective than writing words? Different colours add interest to our ‘to do’ categories, too. We try new approaches. But most of us still end up with a sense of failure that we have not managed to complete enough items on our lists.
But ‘what if’ we abandoned our busy intentions ‘just for today’ and adopted a different approach? We might even find that we are more productive although we are calmer.
Recently we were talking about the challenge of getting through our ‘to do’ lists and one of my ‘coachees’, Des kindly sent me a different kind of ‘to do’ list. I have adapted her list and superimposed on a photo of sunrise taken from my bedroom window.
Although this ‘list’ still requires some ‘doing’ it does shift the emphasis more towards ‘being’. Sometimes small shifts can have ripple effects which lead to big changes.
If we were to incorporate this approach wouldn’t we be enriching our own lives and at the same time helping to make the world a better place for everyone? Try it…. just for today!
For more information on executive coaching or other services offered by Brenda Eckstein International, please contact Brenda on +27 82 4993311 or +27 33 3425432 – email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.strategy-leadership.com