Why do you do what you do when you do it?  Consider your morning routine when you first arrive at the office, why do you start your day that way?  What is the last thing you do before you go to bed and why? How do use your time in meetings? Time management is not only about being strategic about use of time but also about creating awareness around WHY you use your time in the way you do.  Contemplate – why do you do what you do when you do it?  


It’s simple math. Each person has 168 hours in a week. If you are sleeping eight hours a night you are left with 112 hours, of which at least 40 are spent at work leaving the average adult with about 72 hours of non-work time a week.  Of those hours how many of them bring you joy?  Put another way, are you spending those hours in ways that support or sabotage your desired outcomes? 


The concept that you are the creator of time is sometimes referred to as The Zone, Flow or Einstein Time. It is a state in which one loses sense of time because they are so connected to that which they are doing or the joy they feel when doing it. (At its opposite it’s the feeling of time standing still when you are not very engaged or enlivened by what you are doing.)  In this video the concept of Flow, created by positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, is introduced. 



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“Simplifying our lives even in little ways can make a big difference. If you fill up all your time, you won't have any.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn


Many times after teaching a workshop in a workplace we are asked how friends and family can experience the content outside of buying the book. Coming this fall Stop & Think: Creating New Awareness will be available each quarter for friends and family of past participants.  Space is limited so sign up early for the Oct 14 event in Kirkland, Washington.

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