Well, the causes can by many and complex. They also vary from person to person.
But today, we are just going to focus on one really important factor that impacts many people.
And it is this:
People are so permanently overscheduled that a lot of the time they are just peddling their day to day hamster wheels so damn hard that there is no time to take new action to create new results.
And that is a huge problem if you want to change something in any area of your life.
Change only happens when you have time, space and energy to do something different.
So, if you want to change any area of your life, the first step is to create time and space to work on the changes you want to create.
I know it can be hard if you feel you have umpteen things on your plate and it seems like you don’t have enough time to do it all.
But think about this:
If you can’t/won’t/don’t find a way to make some space you are saying “no” to change for the better and “yes” to the same old same old.
So, here is something to experiment with:
Get out your diary or whatever you use for scheduling.
Put in your diary a minimum 30 minute time slot for this week (or a couple of hours if you can). Protect that time slot like your life depends on it. Use that time to pick one thing you would like to change. And just make a start on the steps to make it happen.
I always encourage my private clients to have a minimum 2 hour slot a week of just time and space to work on change, new stuff, ideas etc. But you may find it easier to start with 30 mins a week and build up gradually.
Now, here is the important thing. Doing this as a one off is going to change diddly squat.
The power in doing this is to do it regularly. And by that I mean every week.
Here comes a bit of tough love folks – please don’t tell yourself “I don’t have enough time to do this”. Because you don’t have time NOT to do it, because that will keep you stuck.
Ask yourself this question:
What do I need to do to make sure I do this every week?
Because if you decide to find a way, you will.
Having time and space, on a regular basis, is the first step to creating change. Find a way to make it part of your weekly routine.
Have fun playing with this.