There is no doubt about it, life can get busy.
Always things to do, people to see and places to go.
Most of us have a to-do list a mile long, (if not two!)
Which, like the magic pudding, you can seemingly never get to the bottom of.
It’s not hard to see why so many of us automatically kick into overwhelm.
Now there are a tonne of tricks and tips to help you get out from underneath the stress and overwhelm,
One I particularly like is to distinguish between what is important and what is ‘urgent’.
Important: something of great significance and value
Urgent: requiring immediate action or attention
Now it might seem like you need to attend to the urgent things in life first.
And of course sometimes you definitely do.
If your toddler is about to put their hand on a hot plate – attend to that.
If your dog is chasing down one of the neighbours, probably best to get onto that pronto.
If the doorbell is ringing, most times, it is good to answer it.
But these days, our life has been set up
so that EVERYTHING seems urgent.
Our phones and other devices are designed to create exactly that feeling of urgency.
The pings, and beeps, rings and flashes are there to catch our attention.
LOOK AT ME, PAY ATTENTION TO ME!
The problem is, when everything is ‘urgent’,
We lose track of what is truly important.
The things that will help us move the dial towards our dreams.
The things that fulfil us and make us happy.
Our values, our goals, our relationships.
So this week ask yourself ….
Is it important for me to read that text right now?
Do I really need to answer that phone call?
Just because things are calling for your attention, doesn’t mean that you have to give it to them.
Learn to prioritise and say no.
Consider the difference between what seems “urgent” and what is actually important – to you.
And choose important – you will win every time.
Are you tired of spinning your wheels, wishing things would happen and not quite sure why they aren’t?
If you know you it’s time to do something about it – let’s have a chat.
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That’s it – first step towards the life you want, DONE.