19 01, 2022

Are You Wasting Your Time?


Reading time: 3 minutes The concept of wasting time repeatedly comes up in conversation with clients. It is a fascinating subject on which it appears, to me at least, there is too much certainty. “He is wasting his time” I have been assured. “That programme was such a waste of time!” Just for clarity – I am not suggesting that there aren’t hours in most people’s days that might, on reflection, have been used differently. How endless hours on Netflix or social media will help us long-term is unclear, to say the least, but that is [...]

Are You Wasting Your Time?2022-03-22T14:37:02+00:00
11 01, 2022

Feel Stuck in a Time Management Loop?


Reading Time: 8 minutes Key messages:- Having strong time principles allows you to protect your time and energy from other people's priorities. - Whatever your principles, stick to them! Time management seems to offer a path to ever-increasing productivity and yet is highly limited in what it can deliver. Indeed, for many, it often increases stress rather than bringing a sense of calm and control. The fact is that there are still only a given number of hours in a day. Deduct sleep and the time you need for daily life and responsibilities and most people only have a comparatively [...]

Feel Stuck in a Time Management Loop?2022-12-12T14:33:11+00:00
2 09, 2021

Favourite quotes about time, busyness, speed and slowing down


Reading Time: 3 minutes Here are some of my favourite quotes that have helped me reflect on my relationship with time, busyness, speed, slowing down and much more. "What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important" — Dwight Eisenhower “To commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to the violence of modern times.” — Thomas Merton “Rushing around can be a pointless diversion from actually living your life” — Claire Messud “When things happen too fast, nobody can be certain about anything, about anything at all, [...]

Favourite quotes about time, busyness, speed and slowing down2022-01-17T12:41:26+00:00
31 08, 2021

Is busyness clouding your life or work?


Reading Time: 3 minutes I think it is important to see the busyness culture for what it is. If we go back in time it was different. Think Violet Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey asking “What is a weekend?” Idle and Busy are just two points on a line. Neither is better than the other but they both carry different costs. The Dowager Countess was able to be idle because so many others were working on her behalf. Obviously occasional busyness isn’t the same as chronic busyness but we, our co-workers, and friends and family nevertheless [...]

Is busyness clouding your life or work?2022-03-16T08:38:45+00:00
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