He felt tense and exhausted, seeing no end to his to-do list– and no way to relax either, have an intimate relationship, recreation, or just time off for himself.So I challenged him to put on the back burner five items from his list for a month.On Wednesday July 5 between - GMT we’ll be busy making things better.You’ll still be able to search, browse and read our articles, but you won’t be able to register, edit your account, purchase content, or activate tokens or eprints during that period.For a few minutes, he was appalled, feeling that his life now would have no structure and that everything would simply fall apart.
I was working with a man in his 50’s who was in transition from his engineering career and struggling with all he had to do, as he saw it, to get his new business under way.As well, some of today's "real" countries are so mind-boggingly tiny they're almost completely irrelevant.Indeed, in many cases their independent populations may actually be smaller than the populations of some of the world's un-sovereign colonial dependencies.Living together for a couple of weeks in a relaxed style in the foothills of the Alps brought home to me the great quality about vacations, which is– no matter how easy-going or strenuous they are, they let you live with growing confidence and fulfillment while doing just one thing at a time.You may be mountain climbing, sightseeing, writing a novel, or cooking pizzas in an Italian bread oven, but whatever you’re doing, that’s it. Though it seems counter-intuitive, limiting your action to one thing at a time can be a very effective approach for change-making when you’re feeling tense and uncertain, when you want to act more confidently, and with greater ease.
You may be mountain climbing, sightseeing, writing a novel, or cooking pizzas in an Italian bread oven, but whatever you’re doing, that’s it. This is a pattern I keep noticing in every aspect of life where you want to act more effectively, confidently, and with more ease.