Posts Tagged ‘busy’

Its the best feeling in the world to reach the end of a busy week thoroughly used up and tired with the knowledge that a great weekend of relaxing with friends is ahead and I can enjoy it knowing that I’ve thoroughly earned it!

Here’s my favourite quote of the week:

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other – body thoroughly used up and totally worn out, screaming: WOO HOO! What a ride!”


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Here’s a tip on time management – when you get yourself so organised that you’re ready to leave to go somewhere 20 minutes early, never ever ever think that you can just fit one more task in before you go! You won’t do the task well, it will take you longer than 20 minutes to complete and to add to it the traffic will be a nightmare and you will be late!

Time management is not about fitting as many tasks as possible into the day, its ensuring that everything you do fits in with your overall plan and contributes to getting you the results you want in the time you planned. Getting there more quickly is not a good thing if it means you arrive burnt out, frazzled and exhausted and most of your friends and family have forgotten your name!

Feeling busy can be an addiction and it is very often a sign that the Inner Reptile is taking over so pay close attention when you find yourself rushing about like a mad thing trying to do too many things and doing none of them really well. Take a look at your plan, see if you are just being busy for the sake of it or if you do need to adjust your timetable slightly. Far better to adjust your deadline early on than to find yourself a week before with a month’s worth of work to do!

There will be plenty of times you really do need to do the blue-assed fly thing so make sure your plan has some give in it. If your plan requires you to work 20 hour days for weeks at a time, what are you going to do when there’s a real emergency? You won’t have the energy and even if you do, you won’t have the hours in a day.

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Its been a bit of a crazy week here in Dubai, but definitely good crazy! It all feels a bit like the first week back at school after a long lazy summer and the end of Ramadan and Eid. Back to work, back to really using the old braincells and and to working the plan and making things happen! I love it!

So here’s some fantastic music to celebrate the first week back!


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If you were here on Sunday you might remember me saying that I needed to do some serious work on my personal goals and this week was going to be all about me.

And, half way through the week, has that happened? Errrrr…no! Its been a busy week filled with loads of great work and entertainment and never a minute to myself and I know exactly what’s going on! Its that Inner Reptile again!

Diversionary tactics are one of his favourite methods of preventing change and just because I know this stuff doesn’t mean I’m immune! All it means is that I become aware of it a bit sooner and recognise it for what it is.

Here’s what’s going on. My Inner Reptile gets wind of the fact that I’m planning a major goal achieving campaign and his alarm bells are ringing. Goal setting means change and Inner Reptiles don’t like change.  So he sets about alerting my brain to all sorts of opportunities and ideas that will make me feel busy and successsful but are really not taking me any closer to where I want to be. The more I get sucked into these activities the less time I will have for the dangerous practice of goal setting! If he keeps this up for a couple of weeks he hopes I will have forgotten all about my crazy ideas and go back to functioning at a level he feels comfortable with.

And just because I know what’s going on doesn’t mean that loosening his grip on my brain is any easier! He’s hanging on like a dog with a bone but he’s not the only one who can play distraction games!

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Too busy

OK sorry world…. too  busy playing with good friends tonight to blog!

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