“I Have to Get It ALL Done Now!” – On Protecting Priorities

We are in the middle of a series addressing the daunting statement we often feel, “I have to get it all done now!”

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We are evaluating this sentence bit by bit to discover ways to live both purposely and productively while we have a lot to get done.

First, we discussed starting with the disappointment of realizing it will not all get done.  Only when we accept this reality can we identify what absolutely must be done.  The true priorities begin to emerge.

In the next blog, we confronted the deceptive and destructive words “have to.”  Instead of allowing these words to steal from us everything we hold dear, we put ourselves back in the driver’s seat by using instead the two words “choose to.”

Then, we evaluated our use of the word “I” in this sentence.  We discussed answering the question, What can only I do?” to begin the filtering process.  Then, we looked at various opportunities for delegation.

 

Today, we are tackling the three letter word “ALL.”

While the previous blogs have already provided some thinking grids through which you can filter your to-do list, here I will introduce two simple questions to ask yourself.

 

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First, what can I eliminate? 

Checking something off a list does not make you productive.

At Think Time, we encourage you to cross things off your to-do list before you do them–simply because they are not the most important.

Sometimes, deciding not to do something is the most productive thing you can do.  By doing so, you free your focus for what matters most.  You protect your priorities.  Priority tasks are often squeezed out by activities that are good, but not the best.  Guard your priorities by deciding not to do some things.

 

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Next, what can I reduce?

Not every task needs to be completed to the fullest extent.  When you are in a time crunch, and something must be done, focus on the RESULTS this action item will bring.

How can you reduce this activity and still achieve great results?  You may be surprised at the solutions that come to your mind simply by asking the question.

 

At times, our to-do lists can be daunting.

By looking twice at the word “ALL” we can further evaluate how we can protect our priorities by reducing or eliminating action items on our to-do list.

 

Have you experienced a time in which something “good” stole time from what was “best?”

 

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Think Time Co-Founder

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We have a serious problem.  We are losing valuable time.  We have created an innovative process that helps people to dream big, get more time for what matters most, and become who they want to be.

Do you need more time for what you value most?

Find out if Think Time is a fit for you at think-time.com.

“I Have to Get It All Done Now!” – On Delegation

We are in the middle of a series of blogs answering a difficult question.

“When I have filtered my tasks through the dream and decide phases of Think Time, and I still have a pile of to-dos that must be done, what do I do?”

To conquer this familiar problem, we are going to use the above sentence: “I Have to Get It All Done Now!”

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Today, we are going to focus on the first word, “I.”

When we are facing an insurmountable pile of to-dos that are imperative, one way to cut it down is to ask yourself the following question:

What can only I do?”

When, you are overwhelmed with all you have to do, sift your list into two categories according to this question.

Keep the items that only you can do, and delegate the remaining to capable others.

This can be difficult if you are in crunch time and are not accustomed to delegating.  Here are some ideas, however, to get you started.

  • Is this actually someone else’s job?  Do I need to take a look at my internal boundaries and make sure that I am not enabling or rescuing someone?  Hand it over to them.  It’s theirs.
  • Is there someone, anyone, who can grow through completing this task?  (To see the value of this, check out Mark Miller’s new book Leaders Made Here.)
  • Can new technology and innovations help me get this done faster?
    • Can you use Fiverr.com to hire tasks to be completed for work or the TaskRabbit app for a home task?
  • Is there someone you can hire in addition to your current team?
    • Do you need to onboard a top-level assistant?  Try Belay Solutions for a smart Virtual Assistant to help you manage your work life and your personal life–scheduling travel arrangements, organizing your inbox, or finding the best dry cleaner that delivers in your area.

If you are like me, you are feeling a new sense of hope in your chest and a lightness on your shoulders.  Feeling like we have to do it all can really weigh heavily on us.

The next time, you sense, “I Have to Do It All Now,” just remember this one question, “What can only I do?” and delegate the rest!

If were able to delegate to someone else, what is the first thing you would get off your plate?

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We have a serious problem.  We are losing valuable time.  We have created an innovative process that helps people to dream big, get more time for what matters most, and become who they want to be.

Do you need more time for what you value most?

Find out if Think Time is a fit for you at think-time.com.

 

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Could someone else develop their skills by completing this task?  #delegate http://ow.ly/XGxx30iqc4S

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What is your YES?

As I write this, I am flying on a Southwest flight from Dallas to Atlanta.  The back of my cocktail napkin says, “In a world full of “NOs”, we are a plane full of “YES!”

These people are marketing geniuses!  They know every one of their passengers wants to hear “YES,” and they are soooo right!!

Isn’t “YES” what all of us really want to hear?

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We are tired of roadblocks and barriers.  We want to set a course and move with all of our being toward a desired goal, and…

above all…

We don’t want to hear, “NO.”

While some might see this trait as stubborn or as a negative, I would like to suggest that this trait in each person is reflective of an important reality.  Each of us has an innate design to be in charge—to make important decisions that define our lives.

This design is reflected in our biology.  Deep inside our brains, we have a little area that specializes in freedom of choice.  It helps to regulate our motivation and drive.  When we feel freedom of choice this little part in our brain actually increases our motivation and drive, and as a result, we are more engaged in our own lives.

Conversely, when we feel we have no say in our lives, when we feel that no matter what we do the results will be the same, we can become more apathetic.

This week, I encourage you to take a moment to exercise your freedom of choice and identify some “yeses” that are important to you in your life.  To do this, use the following questions as #ponderprompts as you #taketimetothinktime.

Who do I want to be?  What are my big “YESes?”

What do I want to do?  What are by big “YESes?”

 

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Co-Founder Think Time

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Think Time 3DR Process

We have a serious problem.  We are losing valuable time.  We have created an innovative process that helps people to dream big, get more time for what matters most, and become who they want to be.

Find out if Think Time is a fit for you at think-time.com.

 

Of course, exercising your freedom of choice, boosting your motivation, and identifying your big yeses are woven into Think Time’s 3DR process.  Don’t have your Think Time yet?  Shop here.

The Discovery

Some people like to wake up in the morning and check things off their list.

I like to wake up slowly, sip something warm, and quietly enter the new day.

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Some people love powering through projects.

I would rather read a friend’s doctoral dissertation than take on organizing a closet.

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Some people can stay focused on their goal and get it done.

I tend to get distracted by sentimental stuff…

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Three years ago, I found myself as a mother of three kids four and under.  As if all of a sudden, our household required 21 meals a week for 5 people and the organization of a million pieces of clothes—and all of this on very little continuous sleep.  There was nap time, play time, and tummy time—but very little me time.

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I was in over my head.

It was in this context that I wanted to organize our garage.  I wanted to be able to walk in my garage and set my hand on a spring season 6-9 month dress when I needed it.  This time, instead of plunging straight into the task, I was going to try something new.  I had a hunch it would work, and I was getting excited.

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This time, instead of diving in, I sat down and began to draw.  I drew what I wanted to see when I was done.   I created a simple sketch inside the box with shelving and clear plastic bins labeled with the correct items inside.

By the end of the day, I took a picture of my completed project.  It looked exactly like my sketch!  The many inputs that normally would have pulled me off task—didn’t.  It felt as though I had a shield around me off which the fiery darts of distraction bounced.

I had never experienced this before.

I immediately went to my freezer and tried it there.  Success.

Closets.  Success.

Schedule.  Success.

Finances.  Success.

Relationships.  Success.

It seemed I was accessing a part of my mind that I had never been introduced to before.

And, it turns out, that’s exactly what was happening.

I spent the next three years learning more and more about this powerful process.  What I had stumbled upon was a combination technique.  It turns out that this technique we now call The Envision Box was linking a powerful principle, a simple strategy, and a motivation and focus enhancing method—all in one.  The principle I was using was to “Begin with the end.”  The strategy was “Visualization.”  The method was “Drawing.”

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Begin with the End.

When you Begin with the End, you begin, not with the beginning, but with the ending.  You clearly define where you are going and then work back from there—making steps to it from where you are.  Just as you would never go on a trip without clearly marking the destination and mapping out the journey, we should never start an important project—or even a day—without beginning with the end.

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Visualization

Visualization is creating a clear picture in your mind.  When you link this with beginning with the end, you use this process to clearly see and feel the end that you desire.  You visualize as viscerally as possible what your completed goal will be like.  Engage as many of your senses in this process as you can.

The data on visualization is unquestionable.  Olympic athletes are trained to use this method to visualize their performance at the games and top executives routinely visualize their days each morning.

The secret about visualization is that when your brain sees and feels something this clearly, your subconscious moves toward it—even when you are not “thinking” about it.  This is why the fiery darts of distraction bounce off.  Your whole being is moving toward something very specific, and when other inputs enter your mind, you know deep down that they are not part of the story you have written in your mind…and the distractions literally melt away.

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Nearly all Productivity Systems for decades have utilized the strategy of writing down your goals with words only.  This process is good and has helped many to achieve their goals.

However, we now know this method is no longer the best.

What if I told you that you could improve on this time-tested process by tweaking the way you write your desires down?

What if I suggested that you draw it clearly before you write it?

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Drawing does special stuff in the brain, to calm us down, to motivate us, and to focus us.  And, in our highly distracting, over-stressed world, this is exactly what you need to give you the edge.

The Envision Box is considered the Keystone Tool of Think Time.  Its power cannot be overstated.  It really is so powerful that it can turn an entire week around in only a few minutes of uninterrupted focus.  It can be used across all areas of life.

 

I still do not consider myself necessarily organized or efficient…yet.  I still prefer a latte to a ledger.  But, I am getting the right things done with improved focus and motivation like never before.  After continuing to test this method and confirming its continuous delivery of results, I felt it was a stewardship to share this discovery with you.

 

And, this is Think Time.

 

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We have a serious problem.  We are losing valuable time.

We have created an innovative process to help people clarify their vision and move it into their lives so they can focus on what matters most.

This is Think Time.

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A Week Without Think Time

I have said recently, “If we close Think Time, I am printing enough to last me for the rest of my life because I am not willing to live another week without it.”

Truthfully, my life swallows me up in a minute without Think Time.

It is too much for me.

I am a stay at home mom with a business and four young kids (the youngest is 6 months), married to a man who is excellent at what he does.  And, you know as I do, when you are excellent at what you do, you continue to receive promotions—which is another word for more and more responsibility.  So, life is demanding for both of us.  Every minute counts.

Well, we had just finished two weeks of “tummy bugs,” and I was so excited to get back out in the real world and live life again.

Then, I got sick.

Now, it is one thing for the kids to be sick.  It is hard.  It is challenging.  It can stretch me just about more than I can take on top of an already full plate.

However, it is categorically another event for the entire family when Mommy is sick.

This weekend, I came down with strep throat.

Thankfully, this time the worst of my sickness was over the weekend, but I was in bed for a full day, and I was not even considering thinking on a higher level to do my Think Time.

So, like it or not, Monday rolls around.  I am still sick, and now I am caring for four kids too.  So, Monday, I did not do my Think Time.  But, I did make it to the doctor.

Tuesday, I am a little better having started medicine the day before, but still under the weather and still not even thinking about Think Time.

Wednesday, I feel like all of the to-dos of the world are crashing in around me.  Everything feels urgent and important.  Over the past few days, I accidentally promised more than I could deliver to several people.  I just think I can do more than I really can.  I felt like I was swimming in undone tasks—unclear what to do first.  I was making some traction because of good habits stored up over time, but it wasn’t enough.

The biggest clue for me that I am out of balance is when my three year old asks me to play with her multiple times, and I answer her multiple times that it is not the right time to play.

That used to happen a lot.

For years, I felt swallowed up by tasks all around me just staring at me.  All of them seemed completely urgent, yet they were not why I gave my notice at work to BE at home.  These little people were the reason.  Yet, for some reason.  It.  Seemed.  So.  Hard.  To.  Get.  To.  Them.

So, those familiar feelings were creeping in yesterday.  I recognized the red flags, and I pulled an audible.

On top of everything, I could feel the weekend already upon me.  I have special plans for the weekend that required some careful thought to execute well.

So, when the baby went to sleep for her afternoon nap, I grabbed the opportunity!  I sent the big kids outside to play with strict instructions to have fun “outside.”  I kept the window open and peeked out often, so I could still hear them and monitor them, but I was focusing in.  I needed clarity.  Fast.

I grabbed my Think Time, my fine point Sharpie pen, and my big box of Prismacolor pencils and set to work.  Because I had some real time details to quickly assimilate into my calendar, I also had my Mac open.

Within about 20 minutes, I could feel the clarity opening into my life.  Another 10, and I was in the game again.

I knew I was back when I sent an e-mail to postpone an appointment that clearly was not priority in a week that resembled a mile-high burger with sickness on one end and big plans on the other.

Life was still full, but I was back in the driver’s seat—ensuring that it was happily full, but not stressfully overflowing.

I have had many moments like these since starting Think Time.  Sometimes I feel as if my head will just burst with the pressure.  Then, I grab a few moments of uninterrupted down time with my Think Time.  And, my life literally moves from chaos to calm.  It can take anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes depending upon what is going on to get re-centered in the middle of the crazies, but those breathers make all of the difference.

And, just because this is a stay-at-home mom example doesn’t mean that it doesn’t apply at the office.  Everything I do here, Keith does at work.  We both lead teams of people with all types of personalities toward a common vision.  We both have deadlines.  We both have meetings.  We both have interruptions.  We both need to refuel.

We both need to maintain perspective and plan ahead or everything really will crash in on us and on those who depend on us.

If the phrase “moving from chaos to calm” strikes home with you, it is because it has struck our home first.

This game of life is not for the faint of heart.

The struggles are VERY REAL.

We live them every day.

Knowing what matters most and when makes all the difference.

So, next time you feel the crazies coming, be sure you @taketimetothinktime to bring your chaos to calm.

Don’t just keep on keeping on, or the tasks will just keep piling on.

 

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Licensed Professional Counselor, Co-founder of Think Time

 

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Blog Highlights:

Life is demanding.

Every minute counts.

This game of life is not for the faint of heart.

Knowing what matters most and when makes all the difference.

Take time to Think Time to bring your chaos to calm.

Don’t just keep on keeping on, or the tasks will just keep piling on.

 

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Just Start!

One of my favorite entrepreneurial concepts is found in a small and practical book called Just Start.

Written by seasoned business leaders from Babson College, this book debunks myths about a curious group of people–serial entrepreneurs.  Many people imagine entrepreneurs testing ideas in a laboratory and perfecting them over and over again before finally releasing them to the public.

Not so.

After studying serial entrepreneurs, the research team discovered that people who started successful business after successful business had one thing in common–they started.

They most often started small–only investing what they were willing to lose.  Then, they learned…and adjusted…and, launched again.

Then, they learned…and adjusted…and, launched again.

This process gives the benefit of real-time feedback and data that can never be gained in a laboratory.  Each idea was sharpened by real feedback from real life and real people.  Because they never invested more than they were willing to lose, they always won.  They either found out quickly and cheaply that the idea was not going to fly, or they gained invaluable feedback that sharpened their product or idea so it could launch to the next level.

What’s your idea?

Is there a way that you can start small–only investing what you are willing to lose?

Launch it, but hold it loosely.  Allow it to come back changed–only to launch it again.

Can you create a Version 1.0 and get it in front of the world?

Go ahead!  Get it out there!  What do you want to create?

Go for it!

Christine M. Wilson

Licensed Professional Counselor, Co-founder of Think Time

 

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Investing only what you are willing to lose. http://ow.ly/AHrg30figwg

Launch, learn, adjust, launch again. http://ow.ly/AHrg30figwg

Sharpen your ideas with real feedback from real people.  http://ow.ly/AHrg30figwg

What’s your idea? @thinktimetweetshttp://ow.ly/AHrg30figwg

What do you want to create?  Go ahead!  Get it out there!   http://ow.ly/AHrg30figwg

Go for it!  @thinktimetweets http://ow.ly/AHrg30figwg

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Your Spiritual Life: Life’s Ultimate Questions

According to a recent Gallup pole, an overwhelming majority (85%) of people in the United States identify themselves as having a particular religious preference.

Whether we believe or do not believe, many of us would do well to evaluate the fundamentals of why we do or do not.

Have we absorbed the ideas of those around us or have we truly gone deep to make our beliefs our own?

When you see the “spiritual” Concept Cloud in your Think Zones, in addition to brainstorming ways to incorporate your spiritual life into your plans, consider taking time to think-time some of life’s ultimate questions.

 

Following is a hodgepodge of a few questions to get you started.

Who am I?

Why am I here?

What is the meaning of life?

What happens after death?

If  God really does exist, what does that mean for me?

 

It might take any one of us a lifetime to pursue these questions.

Have fun going deep as you #taketimetothinktime, and let us know how it goes.

Christine Wilson, LPC

Co-founder, Think Time

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1. Newport F. Religious Identity: States Differ Widely. Available at http://www.gallup.com/poll/122075/Religious-Identity-States-Differ-Widely.aspx. Last accessed March 18, 2015.

 

2. Newport F. Estimating Americans’ Worship Behavior. Available at http://www.gallup.com/poll/20701/Estimating-Americans-Worship-Behavior.aspx. Last accessed March 18, 2015.

 

3. Kosmin BA, Keysar A. American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS 2008): Summary Report. Hartford, CT: Trinity College; 2009.

Two Simple Words. That Make All of the Difference

I was catching up with a friend of twenty years recently, and she said the most profound statement, “The parent’s ‘you are’ becomes the child’s ‘I am.’”

Of course, I didn’t get it the first time.

“Can you say that again?” I said.

“The parent’s ‘you are’ becomes the child’s ‘I am.’ You know, as we grow up, our parent’s say, ‘You are this and that,’ and we just assume those traits because we believe them. They are our reality. We implicitly believe, ‘I am this and that.’ Our lives begin to tell the story of our parents’ beliefs and words toward us.”

“Ooooh, I hear ya. Tell me more.”

When the parent says, “You are never going to achieve this.” The child grows up and believes, “I am never going to achieve this.” Then, the child fulfills this belief by not achieving things. When the parent says, “You are crazy.” The child grows up to believe, “I am crazy.” Then, the child does crazy things.

As parent of four little people, this foundational process that I have intellectually known for years but had not pondered lately sank in deeply.

What am I telling my little people every day?

What “you are” words am I using?

Do I more naturally speak the negative or the positive?

How can I speak truthful, empowering, and encouraging words to them?

How can I use “you are” sentences to highlight their strengths and to empower them to overcome their weaknesses?

How can I speak life into my little people so they grow up to be thriving, vibrant adults?

We all have days when we are less than our best.  How healing it can be to have someone come alongside us and see us for more than we are at that moment!  It can be so life-giving to have a friend, a boss, a spouse, a parent, or a colleague to remind you of who you really are and of who they believe you will ultimately be.

Michael Hyatt—father of five and purpose & productivity extraordinaire—similarly encourages people in a wonderful blog to simply “lead with positive expectations.”  He recommends, “Don’t look for flaws in people. Look for strengths that you can help build up.”

This powerful concept of speaking words that become reality shapes our environments and our outcomes at work, in our communities, and in our homes.

Ask yourself what “you are” phrases you are using in your relationships.

Are your results in line with your words?

How can you use this powerful relationship hack to tweak the results you are getting?

 

Christine M. Wilson, Co-Founder of Think Time

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The Downside of Positive Thinking

How could there possibly be a downside to positive thinking?

Isn’t it all…well…positive?

Like, team, yes.

 

 

Gabriele Oettingen, Professor of Psychology at NYU, says that positive thinking alone can actually deter you from achieving your dreams.

 

How can that be?

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In the research, people who dream big with unrealistic “positive fantasies” actually perform less well than their peers.

Having high hopes with unrealistic expectations does not improve one’s chances of accomplishing what one desires; instead, it serves to decrease one’s energy toward the goal.

For instance, a student who has a big test and fantasizes positively about doing well on the exam–according to the research–performs less well than her peer who dreams big about doing well on the exam but also takes into consideration what obstacles lie in her way.

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Oettingen states, “If you complement these fantasies with what stands in the way then you’ll actually get the energy.  And if these goals are attainable, you’ll really go for it.”

She affirms dreaming about what you really want.  “Noticing your dreams and thinking about what you really want can be the first step in making them a reality.”

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What do you do next?

Oettingen recommends identifying “a wish that is very dear to you.”  Then, after you have done this, “Switch gears and ask, ‘What is it in me that stands in the way?'”

Really look the obstacle in the face.

Then, make a plan.

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Ask yourself, “If this obstacle occurs, what behavior will I do?”

According to the research, moving through these steps is the best way to move through hurdles to accomplish what matters most to you.

Oettingen’s research demonstrates well the “why” behind the Think Time Life Leadership Process.

The system is four step: “Dream – Decide – Do + Review.”

It moves you through identifying, as Oettingen says, “what is dear to you” on a regular basis and moving these visions into your real life.

 

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Think Time guides you to dream big and then to confront the obstacles that lie within you–boosting your chances of taking the actual steps necessary to accomplish your goals.

In summary, start with the dream.  Just don’t stop with the dream.

What dreams are near to you today?

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Co-Founder of Think Time

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“Mommy, hold me!”

“Mommy, hold me!”

If you are a parent like I am, you have heard this urgent plea from your baby or toddler.

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When they get a little bit older, it becomes “Watch me!”

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Then, they become a little bit more sophisticated and ask, “Did you see that!?!?” with excitement in their eyes.

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Our attention and our affirmation and our affection build deep feelings of worth into our children that last a lifetime (even on a neurological level).

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Whether you stay at home, work at home, or work outside the home, you know like I do that there are many things fighting against these precious and irreplaceable moments of connection.

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The amount of distractions we face feel insurmountable in this current Information Age.

ShoppingWe all feel it.

We’ve all talked about it with our friends and colleagues.

It.

Is.

So.

Hard.

Focusing on what matters most is truly at a premium.

 

Focusing on what matters most is truly at a premium.

 

Keith and I have been setting aside regular time to identify and focus on what matters most for about two years using the tools of Think Time.  During this time, the pressures have not subsided–in fact, they have dramatically increased!

However, we do feel like we are making great headway in planning for and creating special routines that allow for regular, unhurried and focused attention with our kids…even during busy seasons!

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If your life is anything like ours, then you know this is a major win.

It’s been a journey of trial and error for us, but we feel like we are getting there.  Slowly but surely, these precious moments are increasingly a part of our lives.

The pressures haven’t changed, but our actions have!

And this has made all the difference.

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Our attention and our affirmation and our affection build deep feelings of worth into our children.

There are many things fighting against precious and irreplaceable moments of connection.

Set aside regular time to identify and focus on what matters most.

Plan for and create special routines that allow for regular, unhurried and focused attention.

Make headway–even in busy seasons!

It.  Is.  So.  Hard.

Focusing on what matters most is truly at a premium.

The pressures haven’t changed, but our actions have!

Taking action has made all the difference.

 

Please tell me, if you could do anything, what would you do first with your kids?

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Christine Wilson, LPC

Co-Founder of Think Time

 

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