Once instant change please!
How much ballast do you carry around? How big is your desire for change? Many coachees come to me and tell me, "Ms. pot, I have to go very fast sovereign be better lecturers, solve a conflict "or" I need more assertiveness right now ".
What to do against stress and optimization pressure?
There is much to be seen in the fact that optimism and success have reached a new level. In Switzerland, managerial suicides are accumulating at the highest level. In London a trainee dies after 72 hours of continuous work.
This can be thought of as a single case, but it can also be a sign of social development. The load increases on many levels. Pressure and ballast multiply unbraked. Private life is increasingly being pushed into the background, recreation times are missing. But what about stress and optimization pressure?
The answer: throw ballast
To see how we can get rid of ballast, we first need to know what that is all about. In life, especially in the professional world, more and more of us are required.
True to the motto "Faster, higher, further", we should work longer, more effectively and even better, while remaining flexible in every respect. In the pursuit of success, we try to surpass ourselves. We always put the needs for rest, respite and relaxation back.
Quantified Self - the measurement of our (private) life
Even in the private self-optimization has arrived. In times when free time is becoming increasingly scarce, movements like "Quantified Self" develop a new power.
We measure life with apps and productivity logs and optimize every second of our existence. And then gurus also talk to us: "Everything is possible!" But do not let yourself be seduced!
What do I really need?
Because this optimization joke has nothing to do with you, your strengths or your need for change. Even if the desire for the best possible life is understandable and great, you should first ask:
- What do I really need?
- What are my goals?
- What do I really want to achieve and change in me?
- And what price do I pay for it when I strive for every fashion, every offer, every challenge and challenge?
Not harder, but smarter
Focus. Nobody needs more and more. Reduce consciously and think to yourself: I rather reached a part well, started as a lot and did not get any further. "Not harder, but smarter", this old motto should be remembered more often.
Find out what is easy for you. Take small steps. What are your real strengths? And what weaknesses can and do you really want to work on? Because you want it and not because others want it from you or want to tell you. You do not really know that? This can be clarified in a coaching.
Minimalism: Diogenes is a role model
Self-optimization is currently a big topic. The opposite is minimalism, which seems to offer a way out for more and more people.
What do we really need? In times of increasing consumption and ever increasing demands in the profession, the ever higher, farther, faster, shorter, this question is forgotten by many in oblivion.
This trend has a famous example: the philosopher Diogenes in his barrel. He was completely satisfied with his dwelling and his life, although he had almost nothing. Modern minimalists are also orientated towards this.
What do I really need?
"Minimalism", "Downshifting" or "Simply Living" is always about the question: what do I really need? The followers of this lifestyle question their behavior regarding consumption, possessions and relationships to real necessity. They increase their mindfulness to realize their own goals rather than running after trends.
I can see now a few questions come up:
- What does this questioning mean in terms of your personal development and personal change?
- You have "standstill is regression" in one ear and "lifelong learning" in the other?
- And maybe you get the feeling of being the proverbial hamster in the wheel?
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