Everybody has a hugely busy life nowadays. That is, everybody except me. I was telling a class during a Motivational talk recently that the last time I rushed was probably about ten years ago. And even that’s only an estimate!
So how did I get to that point? Here’s Bibi’s Guide to Not Rushing.
Don’t lep out of the bed in the morning. Instead, after waking up, swing yourself around sideways in the bed and place your bare feet firmly on the floor. Your feet on the floor will earth you, will gently pull you towards the new day. It’s only a small gesture but it is most definitely an easy way to start the day.
Secondly, go to the kitchen alone and spend five minutes sitting at the table, sipping your favourite cuppa. In doing so, notice the silence. Notice the aroma of the drink. Feel the heat of the cup. Look at your favourite cushion or picture. You have now utilised all our senses and in directing your mind to objects of desire though the senses you have left no space for your worries to come in.
Next, decide the one main thing you want to get out of the day. Resist the temptation to check Social Media or read the newspapers online. You are now saving time. Then decide what is the next step you can take on your big would-be achievement of the day. If you can do it within the next few minutes, then do it.
When you get to work, establish a rule that you will not be contactable for the first 90 minutes. No interruptions. No phone calls. No emails. No clicking on Facebook. Your productivity will soar so you can take time off later.
Whatever you have been postponing, start it today. Oh yes. We all keep getting ready to get started. But that’s a waste of time. Move yourself into the emotional profit column on your Excel sheet. Your growth rate will rocket and the time you will save will be priceless.