How would you rate your wellbeing today?
We hear a lot of buzz words and the latest being “Disruptive…”
Disruptive technology, disruptive service delivery, disruptive product.
What about disruptive thinking?
How do you structure your day:
Tasks to do – time to do your accounts, undertake stock control, coordinate staff
Contact client A, B, C
Meetings, agendas, allocate tasks to achieve meeting output , desk work, assemble products, pick/pack/send, email suppliers, follow up outstanding orders, schedule deliveries
social media posts and videos
Check on deadlines – ramp up to meet these because your running against the clock
How do you accept your next job:
Fit it in ... to already too tight deadlines
Schedule unrealistic lead time
If only there was more time, so you work extra time yourself to achieve what you have promised, because paying overtime to staff is going to cut into your profit.
How is this all going for you – are you grinding away heading to burn-out in the first 6 or 12 months because you accept every job you can, you’re overwhelmed, lack the resources, lack the finances to make it all work. Stress, panic attacks, sleepless nights … no one talks about this but you are feeling, living, experiencing this right now.
So, do you go back to work for someone else, a big corporate with the safe weekly income, regular (long) hours, unfulfilled, unrewarded.
Or do you ‘disrupt your thinking’?
What if I asked you to plan your day with a completely different mindset?
Start your day with a morning routine/ritual/habit. We hear a lot about the mindfulness – what is it? It is focussed attention on one thing. That’s right ONE thing.
I use meditation as an example. Meditation is not about having no thought or an empty mind. It is about controlling your thoughts. The negative patterns, the ramblings, the rehash, the predictions, these all serve no purpose and to be honest this constant thinking, worrying, stressing is exhausting. It is no wonder you are mentally fatigued.
Start to control your thoughts through focussed attention. Use a shell, or an unusual rock or a seed-cone from a tree, something that connects you to nature. Then using that one small object start to consider how it arrived into your hand. From the ocean, or the ground as a seed, it grew, developed, evolved. Look at the ridges, the smoothness, feel the roughness, does the light shine from it or off it or even through it in some way? Now breathe – take a deep breath while you consider your object, continue to breathe deeply. Realise that you are ‘at one’ with this object – there is only you and it, nothing else in the world matters right now.
This is the power of mindfulness – it brings you into this present moment, devoid of all other thought. It is that simple!
Running or cycling might work for you. Great – then, do this mindfully. Maintain a single focus on that one task – the motion of the wheels, the rhythm of your feet as you feel the ground and propel yourself forward and breathe. Detach yourself from all other thoughts, feelings and emotions. You and the path or you and the bike are ‘it’
Now you have disrupted your thinking, for more on positive mindset techniques go to