I used to be a crack filler
Do more with less
Cram more in
Every minute matters
I even took up yoga, not to relax, but so I could fit more in!
If there was a gold medal for efficiency, I would have won it
Until things broke
I was getting worse results despite working harder, leaving me exhausted and demoralised
Then I met a consultant
While everyone was cramming their day, he was un-scheduling so he could have reflection time
He said “You all got into this mess by doing more and more. You are paying me to think differently so I can get you out”
We all know intuitively that filling up all the cracks of our day is unsustainable - keeping us playing small. But it's now a habit.
The pressures on executive women, in particular, are immense - a cycle of proving our worth over and over again then feeling guilty for having down time.
Getting off this treadmill is an active and deliberate choice - plus you'll need to break the habit.
“Your life choices aren’t just about what you want to do; they’re about who you want to be”
My question to you is - Are you human doing, or a human being?
Then - what will you do differently so you can get off this treadmill?
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