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Thinking

Thinking, a blog by Deborah Henry-Pollard of Catching Fireworks

Thinking.

We do it all the time.  That little voice is always chattering on in our heads: remember to buy milk; I need to phone that person back; I haven’t checked my Facebook for 20 minutes; I must get this done by the end of the day; yadda, yadda, yadda.

But how often do we give ourselves the chance to think, really think?  Thinking as in giving yourself time to really develop a thought.  I don’t know about you, but when I was working in a corporate environment, I felt I always had to be seen to be working, tapping away at a keyboard, reading articles, on the phone, doing, doing, doing, when what I really needed was to just stare into space and let my mind wander around a topic.  Besides a feeling of needing to be seen to be busy, we have all the digital distractions which compel us to be always connected, terrified that we might be missing out on something.

It is fascinating to see how many of my Take Five contributors talk about going for a walk when they need to get through a creative block, to let their mind wander.  Getting the physical and mental space to either follow a thread of thought, or to let lots of ideas come rushing in is very refreshing and stimulating.  If walking doesn’t do it for you, or that seems too long a time to go without your digital fix (or you can’t get out of your office), you can use the time it takes to drink your coffee, or wash the dishes, to give yourself a little oasis of calm.

Giving yourself this time isn’t just for getting ideas, but also developing them.  Sometimes, because we are busy and need a quick fix, we take the first option we think of.  Most times, this is fine.  But if we have the time to let the thought wander, the idea can grow or deepen as we can gain insight.  This is what we do in coaching sessions, giving you the space and time to find your own answers and find out what you really think, deep down, about a situation.  

What do you do to give yourself time to think?


If this has struck a chord with you and you want to find out if coaching will support you, check out how we could work together and get in touch.

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