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7 Reasons why taking time for reflection really matters

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Why reflection matters

For busy professionals taking time for reflection can often be a low priority. It's easy to get caught up in the busyness of your day and neglect to pause for thought. In fact, when you have lots to do, the very act of stopping may not seem possible, and certainly not the best use of your time! However, taking time to reflect really does matter.

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5 Benefits of learning to say ‘no’

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Do you find it easy to say no?

For many of us saying no can be difficult and we have all experienced saying yes when we really wanted to say no!

For example, your diary is already full, but you have been asked to squeeze in another meeting and you don't know how to say no. You are working on an important task which has to get done that day, but a colleague has asked for your help and you genuinely want to be helpful. Or you have been asked to take on an activity which you would rather not do, but feel flattered to be asked.

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Effective strategies to overcome procrastination and get things done

Procrastination

Do you ever find yourself doing anything except the task you are supposed to be doing? Suddenly you are highly motivated to have a major clear out, offer to run errands for your colleagues or feel inspired to file all of your books alphabetically, by genre! If so, then it is fair to say that you will be experiencing classic procrastination.

Procrastination is when we put off or delay doing something which we should be doing. The outcome is that we waste time doing other stuff, are easily distracted and fail to get the important things done.

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How spending just 10 minutes each day will keep you focused

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How do you generally feel at the start of your day?

Do you usually feel focused with total clarity about what you are going to achieve that day?

OR

Do you jump straight into dealing with tasks, appointments and emails with a feeling of panic because you have too much to do?

I suspect that for many it is the latter!

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Take control of overwhelm in 7 steps

Take control of overwhelm

For most of us life is busy with constant juggling of our work, life and family commitments. There are times when there is just too much going on. Perhaps work is particularly busy, family activities build up or there are unforeseen events which need our attention.

It is during these times, when there is too much going and we do not feel in control, that we begin to feel overwhelmed, and this causes stress.

When we lay awake at night thinking about what needs to be done, or can't focus on what needs our attention, we are not functioning at our best.

The good news is that there are things which you can do to help you take control of overwhelm and get back on track.

Here are 7 steps you can take to deal with overwhelm and to regain clarity and control.

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