When was the last time?
We’re half way through the term and so I thought it might be a good idea just to give you a quick list of things to ponder!
Ten things to ask:
- When was the last time you had a school related meeting in school time in a cafe downtown?
- When was the last time you took your lunch break offsite?
- Have you ever thought about having your lunchtime at a time that is different to everyone else?
- When was the last time you went for a walk to clear your head when things got too much at work?
- When was the last time you said to someone, “although you want me too, I’m not going to do that right now.“
- When was the last time you felt not guilty for procrastinating? *
- When was the last time you said to someone, “this is my decision to make and I’ll make it in my own time when I have everything I need to make a considered decision”?
- When was the last time you actively protected your flow of work/thought/process? **
- When was the last time you showed in your actions that you fully understand that although it may all be about people, people and people, but that you are also one of the people?
- When was the last time you got through a list like this and felt like you were already nailing everything on the list?
Extra for experts:
- * The Ancient Greeks actually placed a lot of value on procrastination, and it wasn’t until many centuries later that it acquired its negative connotation. The kind of breaks that you have, that are often labeled as procrastination, have been widely proven to be vital creative thought and problem solving. So don’t fight it! Understand that it is a healthy cognitive function which allows your subconscious time and space to its’ thing!
- **In your role you no doubt find that you are constantly running from one “need to do now” to another “need to do now” to yet another one. All of this takes time away from the task that you were originally in “flow like mode” doing and it takes you more time to get back into that flow like mode, if you even are able to. Studies show that it can take around 23 minutes to re focus after an interruption . So what are you doing to protect those flow mode times?