At last, I finally have some time to think! Over the last little while I have been so busy executing several new initiatives at work, that I forgot to think… Well not really, but certainly not the kind of thinking that gets the juices flowing, generates innovative ideas and develops creative plans and solutions.
As things begin to slow down ever-so-little, I’ve been reminded of the powerful things that come of taking, wait… MAKING the time to think.
For many of us, ‘Think Time’ is one of our most productive times in the work week. The quiet minutes you have to yourself looking blankly at the computer or out of the window. Even though it doesn’t look pretty (or should I say smart) it’s incredibly valuable. These uncommon moments when you take a step away from from the day to day chaos and look at things from a different perspective, make all the difference! Not only do you feel slightly refreshed, but the days and weeks that follow have more clearly defined goals and objectives, go more smoothly and deliver better results.
In today’s world we schedule everything important back-to-back, with each getting the allotted time and attention it needs, yet we don’t schedule one of the most critical activities to our success – thinking! Even if you don’t/can’t/won’t schedule it in, leave a little room…in case you need it.
I’ve been thinking…it’s time to start thinking!
- Aleya Suleman