Monday, 1 August 2011

Taking stock

There are some days - no make that many days - when the hands whizz round the clock much quicker than they should! I know I'm not alone in asking for an extra hour a day, so I can just get everything done. 

I'm not a person to spend my life regretting the things I could have done differently - though I know plenty of people for whom this is a strong pattern. However, I often spend my life looking forward to the time when I've just finished doing what I must do now, so I can get on with what I really want to do! Whatever your pattern there's a real risk you'll forget to enjoy the present. 

Take a step back
Like many of our clients our relationship has been put under stress by external factors - in our case the aborted house move. So Nigel and I have been forced to take a step back from our daily whirl to review what is happening for us right now. This a good thing - after all we already recommend other people carry out a weekly or monthly inventory check!  

Because we work as well as live together, it's doubly easy to become complacent about each other, thinking because of our proximity we already know and understand the other's thoughts and wishes. Regular routines can lull us into a false expectations that neither of us have changed.

We're taking a leaf out of our own book and asking ourselves:
  • What would we most love to do this week / this month /this year?
  • What would we most love to achieve - in our business / in our life together?
  • What do we most love doing right now?

We haven't got all the answers yet, though we've got this week sussed! We're taking a few days out to camp in West Knoyle, Wiltshire - amid Bison and Elk!  Above all, we're remembering to enjoy what we're doing when we're doing it!

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