I am running out of time as I type this – I am supposed to be leaving for a long weekend away – is it bad planning that I am still at my desk?
I still have to pack, do the shopping and and and… I can feel my blood pressure RISE just thinking of all the things I have to do before I can collapse into the car and say “Yes Darling, I am ready to go…”
Why do we leave so many things to the last moment?
Why do we always think of one more thing that “has to be done before I go”?
Why does a holiday seem to cause so much stress? Yet when we eventually get there it was worth all the rush and panic – or was it?
I have recently changed gear to working on my own again as a coach and consultant after three years of being on someone else’s timetable, their programme, their rush!
Initially relieved, I realize that I can quickly create my own rush.
So my promise to myself from August onwards, is to create a working week with time to read, time to write, time to coach and facilitate, a time to exercise and a time to socialize and a time to reflect and meditate.
In my experience if I start the day with a quiet meditation and reflection and then some exercise, the rest of the day is productive, and fulfilling.
What are some ways you could restructure your days or weeks to avoid the rush?