Archive for September, 2012

Are you worn out from all the interruptions and distractions?

Posted in Balance, Leadership, Management, Organize, Planning, Self-management, Stress, Time management, Time management/Self-management on September 24, 2012 by Chuc Barnes

A few years ago I bought the book, “CrazyBusy” which was written by Edward M. Hallowell, an MD who for years treated young people who had ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). He argues in his book that brain overload has reached the point where our entire society of suffering from culturally induced ADD and he points out that, because of BlackBerries, iPhones, and 24/7 e-mail, longer workdays, escalating demands, and higher expectations at home, we’re all now involved in a state of constant frenzy that is sapping us of creativity, humanity, mental well-being, and the ability to focus on what truly matters. I recommend this book and I want to draw your attention to this paragraph:

“Being too busy, which can seem necessary and unavoidable, can become a habit so entrenched that it leads you to postpone or cut short what really matters to you, making you a slave to a lifestyle you don’t like but can’t escape. You can be so busy,” Dr. Hallowell says, “that you don’t even take the time to decide what actually does matter most to you, let alone make the time to do it.”

I endorse the above paragraph 100%.

This is exactly what audiences and personal clients tell me about the challenges in their days. If you find this to be true for you, please look at Dr. Hallowell’s book and/or refer at the posts I’ve written in this blog. All of the previous posts – and those that follow – are intended to help you (and me) get more value for ourselves in these frantic, chaotic days.

Suggestion from me: Be sure to schedule personal time for you or you won’t get it.

Suggestion #2: Leave room in your schedule because surprises often can be more helpful than what you planned.

Does this make sense to you. Please leave your comments here.