Last year I wrote a piece about “holding your space” in chaos. I wrote that piece sitting at a volleyball tournament rebooting between bouts of feeling tortured by “no coffee or food allowed on site,” a wicked early wake-up call on a weekend, a long-ass drive, a cold-ass gymnasium, screaming parents and whistles, and confusing scheduling. All of which resulted in my cumulative snarkiness. (I won’t even mention “their’s” ;-)).
Time is of the essence, but YOU have to make it and take it back. Here’s how.
You think it’s just “time” you’ve lost, or that you need more of, but what does it really cost you?
Earlier this year in the midst of a rather intense period of time personally and professionally I started looking for "short cuts" and "hacks" to help me be more productive, more clear, more efficient, more better, more me.
For any of you who know me, you know that every year, at the end of the year, I send out a list of questions for reflection of the closing year, intentions for the new year, and a share of some of my own greatest learnings. I love doing it and it feels like an important ritual that grows me in different ways each time.
If you're familiar with this process, or are on my mailing list, you likely also know that every year, I say the year was BIG. Rich. Educational. Serendipitous. Painful. Delightful. Always learning from both. Always expansive (if I let it be). My heart, soul, and brain integrating as I go.
This annual ritual serves me, those I love and lead, and the incoming year, very well.