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Slow down you’re doing too fast!

Slow down you’re going too fast!

We all lead such busy lives and often the feeling we get when we’re busy isn’t just being tired or worn out, more of a feeling of being overwhelmed by just far too much to do and not enough time to do it in.

All these feelings are everything we don’t want to feel when we want to enjoy the journey and not just the destination. Whichever path we’re taking we know there are challenges, obstacles and barriers along the way, but we hope they are manageable and achievable.

But when we have so much to do, not enough time to do it in. When we have other commitments and priorities, whether it be children or other personal commitments, we still want to enjoy what we’re doing and not feel that our job or business is something to be rushed or squeezed in amongst other things.

We continually think that things will become easier tomorrow, next week, next month or even next year, but we know they don’t and won’t unless we change what we are doing.

We can’t keep up the same manic momentum and achieve the things we want and enjoy what we’re doing nor feel that what we’re doing is worthwhile unless we change what our routine and habits. In other words, doing the same thing won’t change the outcome, and if the outcome we want is to slow down, feel like we’re in control and progress the way we want then we need to change the way we do things and how we go about them.

We need to slow down and consider making positive changes:

Here are 3 tips to help us slow down and achieve what we want:

  1. Avoid those distractions – these can be disastrous to any working day and can be anything from social media or avoidance of the jobs we don’t want to do or don’t like doing, so we do anything rather than ‘that’ job or task
  2. Create doable lists – we often try to pack far too much into our days and what happens is we don’t achieve our full list and then feel like we’ve failed and then move those undone ‘to dos’ to the next day making tomorrow even fuller! This can be hugely demotivating

  3. Take a step back – we are often in danger of becoming overwhelmed and too close to what we’re doing. We need to pause or stop and think about what we’re doing, try and change our thinking and become more objective, more proactive and less reactive to help us think through the plans for each day, week and month. This way we can pace ourselves much more

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