On any given day I generally have more than enough to do. My to-do list grows by the minute, to the point where I don’t know how to begin. To wrap up our week-long series on work life balance, Promotional Consultant Today reveals a very important secret to manage the workload, from business coach Molly Gordon.
The secret is simple. It’s a mind shift. I no longer have the problem of not enough time; I have the gift of more than enough to do.
Why is this a gift? Consider this. When you are invited to a smorgasbord laden with more delicacies than you can possibly sample, you choose from among the offerings the ones that you want most. What you choose will depend on your needs, desires and values.
Sure, you could approach the buffet with resentment, frustrated that the thoughtless hosts had plotted to overwhelm you. But why on earth would you adopt that point of view? What would you gain?
Here are some of the practical ways this shift shows up:
- When I notice that I have more than enough, it is natural to look for how I can share it, giving a whole new twist to the notion of delegating work.
- When I notice that I have more than enough, it is natural to wonder what I want most and why. This invigorates the process of setting priorities.
- When I notice that I have more than enough, it is natural to act from gratitude and to express gratitude through good stewardship.
- When I notice that I have more than enough, I can trust the ebb and flow of natural abundance. I appreciate that times of apparent emptiness are the seedbed for times of opportunity.
Take time to notice your own relationship to time and the things you have to do. Once you have felt your way into this different frame of mind, see what new possibilities show up.
Molly Gordon, MCC, is a leading figure in business coaching and personal growth coaching, writer, and a frequent presenter at live and virtual events worldwide. Join 12,000 readers of her Authentic Promotion – ezine and receive a free 31-page guide on effective self promotion. Molly’s articles on work life balance will show you how to change course without abandoning the destination and help you restore your work life balance.