Continuing from last week’s post …
Identifying the “big rocks” (important activities) in life is an especially beneficial activity if things have recently changed for you. Transition can be challenging and disorienting, it’s also a great opportunity to reassess your big rocks – and to look closely at your “small rocks, sand, and water” (other activities). Transition is a time you can usually make new and significant choices about what’s really important at this time in your life.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.”? Are you satisfied with what you’re doing and what you’re getting?
In this day’s world it’s easy to spend a lot of time on activities such as Facebook, surfing the Internet, and watching TV. These may be good choices for you, depending on your lifestyle, values and needs. However, if these activities are not bringing you what you want in your life, make new choices with organizing your time. I encourage developing awareness around where your time goes – especially if you are transitioning – as this is a great time to develop new good habits.
Managing email is an activity that is a “big rock” in many of our lives. In fact, it can turn into the “sand and water” too – if you’re not careful. Checking, reading, pondering, and responding to email all take time and energy. For tips on handing email see: Effective Email Organizing Strategies Part 1 and Part 2.
In addition to identifying your big rocks and organizing your time around them – especially while in transition – I encourage you to notice where your attention goes and what your intention is. It’s not necessarily what you do, it’s how you do it, how much you do it – and your attitude that makes a difference.
Why not take time in transition to identify your big rocks and organize your life in positive ways?