If I get there faster and do it quicker then I can finally kick back a bit and breathe.
Phew – first tasks done, boxes ticked.
In fact – now I’ve caught up a bit I can even get to my next meeting faster.
Ooh unexpected, incoming call.
BUT – If I take this now – that’ll speed up my 4pm.
Bliss is on the way!
“Hello. Yep, yes, Roger Wilko. It’s in the bag peeps”.
Boom! I’m hanging up.
I’m wound up but I moved through that one fast.
It’s the 4pm. I’m at the table. I’m tapping, I’m waiting, and I’m off – saying my bit.
Sewing it up.
We’re over and out. Information dump but I’m 15 minutes ahead. I’ll take a good breather later. Really put my feet up. Take some time for me.
And so I go, around and around. Taming tasks & amassing missions.
I get home fall into bed and think, I never did get that breather. I’m just so damn busy all the time!!!
Today you chose not to take that opportunity.
The simple fact is that today your “busy” could well have been self-inflicted.
Tomorrow, I will show myself a little more consideration you say…
Notice your process, notice your patterns…
Is ‘busy‘ a mantra, actually slowing you down!