The mantra of busyness is one that most of us are familiar with. A different approach is becoming popular and it is one where you actually schedule or plan for a period of quiet in your day. The quiet is needed for creativity – the stuff that we all have and are not accessing due to busyness.
- Plan what you want or need to learn.
With a period of quiet you can actually think about your learning goals and take action steps toward its achievement. You may experience a breakthrough in the process.
- Practice skills that need to be developed.
Stopping the automatic process of doing and getting the same results may take effort. Practicing something different until we begin to see different results pays off and is worth the investment and the periods of quiet that go with it.
- Contemplation in relation to achievements and failures
The expression of taking a walk to clear your head is common place and sound advice. It is also helpful in the development of ideas. Taking time to contemplate provides opportunity for creativity to flourish.
- Solving problems as they occur.
With quiet time built into your day the opportunity to solve the problem that has occurred is available. The need to push the issue aside and stick to a to-do list is mitigated.
- Try something differently and experiment with it to see if it works.
It may not work. It is still a valuable opportunity to learn from and test the ideas that you have.
Business Change & Transition Strategist, Marie-Helene Sakowski at email@example.com