time management

The Curse of Busyness

If you don’t have time to read this, you may have the most to gain by doing so…

For busyness is a blight on our lives. It gets in the way of us operating at our best. The rate of progress in the world is increasing rapidly, so that we need to improve just to stay still.  If you are not going forward, you are going backwards relative to others.

I appreciate that you have a lot on your plate, an ever-increasing to-do list, demands on your time from all quarters and people demanding an immediate response irrespective of the real urgency of the situation.

This can lead to a feeling of being dragged in different directions, or of being a puppet whose strings are being pulled by others, or a sense of not really being in charge of your life.

The solution may feel counter-intuitive. Many answers are.

You are probably aware of the phrase: “I need to stop and think”

Stop comes first, then think. 

It doesn’t mean you can’t think while you are busy doing, of course you can, but the quality of your thinking can improve immeasurably if you first stop, and then create the best conditions for creative thinking.

Different people need different conditions to thrive, but almost universally are the need to feel safe, comfortable with the people you are with, not judged or fearful.

What most people are unaware of is the impact that communication has in creating these positive conditions. Assumption, expectation and influence lead to negative feelings such as anxiety, concern and distrust. This leads to us ‘shutting down’ our creativity, not ‘opening it up’ to create possibilities and ideas.

Conscious Communication protocols can help you create these positive conditions.

Within these possibilities are ideas that can change the world, or at least change your world for the better.