Sunday, 31 January 2016

Month one 2016 - Learn, grow...

...It's been anything but slow!

January 2016 has been busy, busy, busy! So much so, that I haven't done much of the laugh bit in my blog title.

They say variety is the spice of life and its something I agree with, but I've recently given myself a talking to as I've been pushed to accept that there are times when I have to slow down or stop juggling, and focus on one or a few things.

Jack/ie may do 'all' trades but they master none. For me, the impact has been tiredness (yes, I know it's only January) and the dropping of the admin' ball. I can't do it all, well and consistently. That's the (re-)learn bit!

This month I've played all my roles, and there are a few professionally as well as personally.

As I firmly believe my personal development message begins with me, I'm going to challenge myself to slow down for Feb, and here's how I'm going to do it. I'm going to...
  • Think about why I do each thing
  • Look for the overlaps in what I do
  • Be better at using dead time such as train delays (though I usually work through those too!)
  • Practice saying 'no' 
  • Look to the future, rather than do the now by asking myself 'does all you're doing meet your long term aims?'
  • Stop thinking about how much I have on and remind myself I DO have a choice
  • Challenge others to do their bit
  • Ask for support - hence sharing this with you
  • Blog in working hours, rather than after an evening of reflection!
  • Look after myself more and take time out to rest, eat, have fun

I know I can do it all, just not at the same time! That's the growing bit.

Wish me luck... And laughs!

PS - How, if all, have you learnt, laughed and grown this January?