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The demands being placed on each and every one of us today

We all know the demands being placed on each and every one of us today. It is constant; we are always accessible through mobile phones, email and so on. It is never-ending; the world wants our attention right now.

Yes, even if this means dropping what we are doing. People want results instantly, no time to wait (or waste) but the challenge is to not always get sucked into what the world wants and demands of you all of the time. Work at building up the courage to take time out for you – to allow yourself the time and space to see how best to allow creativity into your life and work. Allowing this creativity shows you the best way forward for your life and work.

If you are to move forward with life, in the direction you truly want to move in, this will demand that you be creative in how you deal with and overcome the many difficulties, problems and challenges that may be faced along the way. By taking time to think and allow creativity to flourish, you will be able to see the options available and then make decisions. This means you will be able to make the right decisions, giving clarity to where you want your life to go. This clarity will often engender confidence, persistence, resilience and creativity in you. Taking time out will also allow you to remind yourself of what is important to you, both personally and professionally. It will give you the chance, at times, to disengage and not get drawn into everything that is happening around you.

Most people live busy and full-on lives. So, look forward and anticipate any possible quiet times that may be coming your way. Then box this time off for a little creative thinking, an opportunity to reflect on your own. This time out should allow you to process all that has happened or is happening within or around you at any given time. It will give you the chance to see through the confusion and what you need to do to move forward in pursuit of the life you want to live, in a creative yet realistic manner.

If you want to follow up on what I have written here and living a life of true and real success for you, please check out my books—available from Amazon.

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When was the last time you were really rested and relaxed?

After this blog, I will be taking July and August off and I really am looking forward to having some time to rest and relaxed. So with this in mind I ask you –

When was the last time you were really rested and relaxed?

Was it at the end of a holiday or maybe when you had something cancelled at the last moment and had some unexpected time for yourself?

How did you feel – more confident, less stressed, clear-headed, even creative and more energised? You will need to feel all these things if you are going to set out the life you want to live, and then have the courage and determination to make the changes needed to see it happen.
Will you please take some time to answer the following questions?

  • What stops you from taking time out to rest, relax and get creative?
  • Is it that you would feel guilty because you have so much to do and it wouldn’t be getting done?
  • Or do you not feel worthy of taking time out for yourself as you have to keep going to meet the demands being placed on you by everyone around you?
  • Could it be that if you took some time out, you might just really get to see how your life is and that’s not a nice thought for you?

So, go on and answer the question – what is really stopping you from taking time out to rest, relax and get creative?
We can’t change something unless we know what that something is. You need to first identify it. Only then can living these traits help you overcome what is holding you back.

What would help you now to take some quality time out, giving yourself the space to reflect on and set in motion ways of becoming a self-leader in your own life and working towards the life you want to live?

Might it be getting up a few minutes earlier in the morning or just switching off the television a little earlier in the evening to give you some quiet time to answer the questions and do the exercises in this book? Would buying a writing pad or a Dictaphone (if you prefer not to write) to record your thoughts and ideas help you? If so, just go and do it.

We all have our own strategies for how best to do this – see what works best for you. Moreover, I truly do hope you do over the summer months. So, until I am back with my next blog in September, you take good care of yourself and really do hope you get to have a great summer.
If you do want to follow up on what has been written here and living a life of true and real success for you, please check out my books – available from Amazon.

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