Busy beesI hear it all the time… “I’m so busy!”

But busy is a state of mind. It is the frantic and sometimes jumbled thoughts whirling in our head about all the things on our list that we think we must do. That mess of thoughts causes stress, and paradoxically, detracts from our ability to tackle the list.

Are you busy?
Or do you just have a lot on right now, and that’s OK?

Take a moment and say to yourself, “I’m not busy, I just have a list with quite a few things to do, so I better get on and do one of them.”

How does that feel?
Notice how the feeling changes as you change your thoughts about the situation. We live in whatever feeling is created by our thinking.

It can be useful to have tools and methods to help structure our thinking, so here are 10 tips for your to-do list.

My best wishes, Paul

By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of new book “Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance
and bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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