From ‘busy’ to ‘flow’
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been swamped with things to do, ON the business, IN the business and other more personal things.
In general, a HUGE sense of overwhelm was the result of that.
Feeling ‘busy’ wasn’t helping as the thought of having to get stuff done didn’t help.
Now, my first point of thinking was if there was a system, application, piece of technology or something I can automate… (that’s my default thinking) I wasted few hours working that out, which wasn’t the solution.
Then I realised, everybody is ‘busy’ but ‘busy’ comes from having things to do which means, that you are occupied.
So, I changed the word ‘busy’ which brought a negative connotation, to be ‘occupied’.
Then, I started feeling grateful to be occupied and this got me a state of flow and productivity.
Not only that, but I started seeing options to simplify systems.
So, the lesson here is that sometimes technology is not the solution.
That the way you use that piece of software, tool, etc., sometimes is based on how you perceive your own world and if you are overwhelmed more likely you wouldn’t have the patience to see the solution that is already there…
How do you manage your state? Do you think this affects your way to operate and use your tools?