We log onto Zoom and start a coaching session … Jenny immediately starts talking about how she doesn’t have enough time to go and deal with everything on her plate…. and there are dozens of emails that she hasn’t responded to sitting in her inbox… and …
And how are you, Jenny?
“I’m so busy”
Do you feel that way?
How is your busy state impacting how you show up?
What does being busy prevent you from doing, from achieving?
These days, it’s easy to fall into the trap of busyness, especially as leaders in business and professional fields. But just pause and reflect on the dangers it poses …
Busyness can be a silent killer of productivity, innovation, health, wellbeing, and ultimately, success.
This constant rush can hinder your ability to lead effectively.
It impacts ALL of our relationships, not just those at work.
I have another client, Paul, who came to me saying his wife was going to leave him if he didn’t spend more time at home with her and the kids… before they went to bed!
BUT, he said, he was too busy!
In Bronnie Ware’s book, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying, which do you think relates to this predicament of busyness now?
1) I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
2) I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
3) I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings
4) I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5) I wish I had let myself be happier
When you’re constantly busy, you may think that what is in your inbox now is more important. But is it really?
You may overlook critical opportunities for growth, creativity, and self-improvement.
You may miss the opportunities to have rich relationships and friendships,
You may miss out on peace of mind and happiness.
You can never get time back.
Finding balance may be tricky but it can be done.
If you would like some help with balancing busyness, reach out to me. NOW!
Share your thoughts on being busy…
and any tips that you’ve found helpful managing busyness!