Daily Inspiration 8-4-12 Spread Some Joy Today > Uncategorized > Daily Inspiration 8-4-12 Posted on August 4, 2012May 10, 2020 by Terry Minion “What one thing can I do to make better use of my time so I completely eliminate the reason I feel so overwhelmed?” — Cheryl Richardson Since I deal with so many businesses, I see many people who are overwhelmed often, and some pretty much constantly. It isn’t a good feeling for them, and in fact, it is counterproductive quite often, yet the busy-ness remains at peak levels anyway. They feel out of control, I’m sure. In so many cases, we are doing the majority of the work for our clients, and yet in order to help them the best, we need their participation and attention in short segments periodically, and with some we find that a very difficult task because they are always overwhelmed and have no time for us to help themselves. I remembered Cheryl Richardson’s wonderful book called The Art of Extreme Self-Care and I loved this quote above of a question she asked herself to get control of her overwhelment. It very well may be one thing that will do the trick, but one thing now and one thing next week and then another and it can be completely cared for pretty quickly if desired. The other thought that came to me is that often people feel a need to do what I call compartmentalize things into blocks of time, often larger blocks than they need. Sometimes they might want to set aside several hours or half a day, when 30 minutes would be just enough. But by wanting to compartmentalize the time into blocks, they have to plan for that time and they have a hard time finding the time because of their busy-ness. What I’m also finding is that the higher up the person in the business structure, the more flexible they are with their time. Certainly they’re busy, but they are willing and maybe even eager to integrate things into their schedules. They don’t seem to have the same need of compartmentalizing it, so they can take 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, or maybe even just 7 minutes will do the job nicely, then they are back on to what they have going on. Many people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they could do to help themselves out of that situation. Cheryl Richardson might have some of those answers. If You Can Find The Time To Read Her Book . . . Spread Some Joy Today–Breathe deeply today and breathe often. Pay attention to your breathing and how that feels and how you feel.