Turn Off to Turn On
Running a small business can be challenging to say the least. We’ve become so obsessed with efficiency and time management that we’ve lost the art of simply sitting quietly and pondering the challenges that face us on a day-to-day basis.
Our results-driven culture has taught us to us feel guilty when we aren’t doing something that delivers a measurable return on investment, when in actual fact, greater successes could be gained through the simple act of cultivating freethinking.
We have let our lives become too hectic. Never before have we been so time-poor and spread so thin.
And yet for some reason, we continue to overcommit and allow ourselves to sacrifice the one asset we can never get back: our precious time.
The scary thing is that it seems almost impossible to avoid this scenario. Between the ever-increasing expectations of work, combined with the pressures of family and social life, our quiet thinking time seems to simply slip through our fingers. Worse still, when we do have a few spare moments to ourselves, we are either checking emails or filling our brains with mind-numbing activities such as social media. We have become so addicted to being constantly “plugged in” that we have lost the ability to simply sit in silence and think about the things that are happening around us.
The reality is, however, that we do need time to think, and if we don’t make the time to do it during the day, our brains will automatically do it at night. Have you wondered why you are finding it harder to sleep these days?
No matter what you do in life, spending time thinking openly and freely without any distractions will have a dramatic effect on your creativity, problem solving and overall productivity at work and at home.