The Being & The Doing EPISODE 5:
A Focus on Getting Stuff Done
In an always-on world, there are endless distractions inside our minds and all around us. With too much to do and competing priorities, it’s easy to stop paying attention to the most important things that need to get done. In this episode Laurel shares the truth about time management.
HIGHLIGHTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS
- a plain and simple fact 1:45
- why we ignore what’s most important 2:46
- a big conversation that’s needed 5:32
- an important question for the start of the day 9:21
- this episode’s homework 11:28
Here’s the link to the page for your Being & Doing homework. It includes a little guide with some ideas about making time for both action and awareness. Download it HERE. When you grab it you will also get my weekly tips about living life the mindful way.
Here’s a blog about how to be less distracted by other people’s priorities
Curious about the skillset approach to well-being? Check out the Well-being By Design model
THIS EPISODE’S HOMEWORK
Something to think about:
What is one important thing that never gets enough of my attention?
What is the cost of ignoring that thing?
Something to try:
Pause periodically in your day and ask yourself What am I doing right now?
This question asks you to pay attention to how you are spending your time right now and whether what you are doing is a good reflection of your current priorities. Asking “what I am doing right now” helps you make a more conscious choice about putting your time and energy into the most important things first.
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CREDITS: The Being & The Doing podcast is produced by Neela Bell. Voiceovers by Jason Harris. Music is GoodMorning Sunshine by Yoav Alyagon and Firefly by Scott Buckley.