Busy? A Little Overwhelmed?

February 6, 2012

Good morning – I hope you had a great weekend. It was a quiet for us as we had a couple of sick family members – thankfully they are better!

Are you a little overwhelmed with your schedule?  A little frustrated?  Why are you so busy?  When I was working in industry, we used a tremendously powerful analytical tool to get to the root of an issue – and it didn’t cost a thing.  So let’s try this in analyzing why you have an overwhelming schedule and hectic life.

First simply ask yourself Why?

Second step – ask Why is that?

Third step – and then ask why is that?

Fourth step – ask why is that?

Fifth step – ask why is that?

By the time you get to the fourth or fifth why you are beginning to get to the root of the issue.  So – what did you learn?

Bobb Biehl is an experienced consultant that has been a blessing to so many for many years.  He has this to say in one of his Quick Wisdom posts:

Life is a constant struggle for balance. 
Balance is a result of one word…schedule. 
Typically you determine your own schedule. 
Therefore, you schedule your own balance/imbalance. 

Plan basic balance into your life by scheduling many of the really important things into your life a year in advance (Family vacations, personal retreats, time with parents, etc.)

At this point in your life…it may be the only way to achieve any semblance of balance!

So – examine your life and take responsibility for your schedule.  Determine if your schedule reflects your priorities – if not, change it!

BG