22 03, 2022

Can Time be Lost?


The question of “Can time be lost?” came up recently in conversation. The feeling was that once you lose control over how you “spend” your time it is in essence lost. The examples given were being stuck in traffic or kept waiting for an appointment. Clearly very few of us would actively choose such options. And yet, like it or not, we are still living those moments so why not make the most of them? Those traffic lights can be a source of stress (holding us up from whatever we are to do next) or in the words of Thich [...]

Can Time be Lost?2022-03-22T14:37:38+00:00
5 11, 2021

To Do or Not To Do?


Reading Time: 4 minutes The great tragedy of the to-do list is that it was put together by the person you were yesterday.David WhyteTo-do lists are the portal through which many people view their lives. In a complex world, they can help calm our brains, which have a tendency to hang on to the undone and the unfinished. It can thus be very helpful to get it all out of your head and give your brain permission to let go in the knowledge that it won’t be forgotten. What happens, however, is that these lists either multiply or get so [...]

To Do or Not To Do?2022-03-09T11:34:36+00:00
7 05, 2021

What is on your to-be list?


Reading Time: 2 minutes  I've had a lot of conversations this week around the challenge of returning to the physical world as lockdowns ease in various countries. For many, lockdowns created a whole load of "free time" that was then filled with all sorts of new and fun Covid activities until we got back up to the appropriate level of busyness. That busyness can now easily flip to overwhelm as we add back some of our pre-Covid activities. That has got me thinking about my to-do and to-be lists. For starters, my to-do list has become incredibly [...]

What is on your to-be list?2022-01-17T11:15:55+00:00
21 08, 2020

Slowing down to speed up!!


Reading Time: < 1 minute This pandemic is likely to be a watershed in many respects. There is a real sense of a before and an after, of nothing ever being quite the same. Obviously, only time will tell if that is true. Amidst all the noise, the one thing that has stood out for me is how many people around me commented on the joy and benefits of slowing down. And yet, in normal times, the speed at which we live affords us little time, space and most importantly energy to think, reflect, ask questions. Why am I doing [...]

Slowing down to speed up!!2022-01-17T11:27:54+00:00
17 08, 2020

Energy, energy, energy!!!


Reading Time: < 1 minute It was only this week that I finally realised that the concept of energy vampire (someone who drains other people’s emotional energy) not only applies to people but also to companies, organisations and indeed public services. I’ve been working with people recently whose employers have basically sucked the energy out of them in return for cash. Burn out is the inevitable result and this not only has a massive cost for them personally but also for society at large. Such employers are transferring the cost to us all. Questions need to be asked. So, is [...]

Energy, energy, energy!!!2022-01-17T11:22:47+00:00
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