What Would You Do With….?

….more time and space to yourself?

One very common trait with our clients in TRIPS Tank is that they’re ‘time poor’.

In various exercises or conversations, my coaching colleagues and I hear “if I had more time, I’d do things differently” repeated over and over.

  • If I had more time, I’d play with the kids more…
  • If I had more time, I’d go on a date night with my partner…
  • If I had more time, I’d exercise more…cook better food…wind down in the evening earlier…etc etc
  • If I had more time, I’d learn something new like tennis/piano/language lessons…
  • If I had more time, I’d plan and prioritise non-urgent matters more effectively…

We don’t ever get more time. Time is a constant.

It’s how you use it that matters. Some choices within your control include:

  1. To manage your energy more effectively
    • You can align various energy states/cycles with suitable activities and tasks.
    • You can increase your mental and physical energy levels with certain habits and exercises.
  2. To reduce the interference or distraction that otherwise limits your effectiveness
    • Performance = Potential – Interference (Timothy Gallwey)
  3. Think Who, not just How
    • Someone out there is an expert who can either do the things you don’t want to (and enjoy it) or work with you to find your own best way forward.

Assuming you had more time and space to yourself, how would you be with yourself when you got it?

If such choices or questions intrigue you, or make you curious, then we can help you explore them.

Here’s how some of the participants from our recent Immersive Coaching / Retreat Day in Dalkey (see last week’s email if you missed it) described their experience.

  • I attended an all day immersive retreat with successful business owners or execs. It included a mix of adventure, and very deep conversations, and new perspectives on the challenges we all face every day.
  • The day created the space for me to pause and check in with myself, with plenty of fun thrown in, and drawing on the inspiration of being outside and in touch with nature.
  • A day for yourself, to be yourself and just reconnect. To meet other like-minded people and experience Dublin in a unique way even if it’s in your own backyard.

Here’s how some of them described the benefits.

  • I got to take myself out of the rat race for a day to think about why I do things and how I do them, rather than what I have to do today.
  • Facing fears. The climbing was hard but fun.
  • More thoughtful – more aware of the perspectives of others. More tolerant with my family.

Each person’s take-aways will be unique to them and their life. So will yours.

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