Lately, I find myself in conversations where this topic kept popping up, and it seems to be getting more and more common. My lunch dates or clients sighed as they spoke about how busy work is keeping them, to the extent that their personal well-being is being compromised. These are people who are doing great work and they tend to be ambitious entrepreneurs, leaders in companies, or knowledge professionals.
Interestingly, there are many things which they share in common, including: feeling stressed about the neverending list of to-do’s and projects; wishing to have more work-life balance, more sleep, more time to read or to engage in a creative activity; needing a self-organising system or new habits; and looking forward to a break. Some of them are simply just overwhelmed and reacting to whatever screams the loudest or nearest.Read more