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Juggling


I'm happy when I'm juggling, but I feel like I've gone from, like, 3 balls to 10 bowling balls.
But, that's a good problem. I don't really have a complaint about that.
Kirstie Alley


Juggling multiple projects is something we all do and as Kirstie Alley said, it’s a good problem to have.  Think about it - if you have lots of things to juggle, it means you have a busy life with lots to stimulate you.  

In your career, you could have lots of individual projects or clients, as well as managing your own business, your personal and professional development.

At home, there’s your partner, your children, the DIY, the garden, the housework, your friends, extended family, community work ……..

But if you really are feeling stretched to breaking, it can help to sit down and make a list of everything you do, all the commitments you have, the groups you belong to.  This is a process I often go through with clients.  Once the list has been made (and include absolutely everything) we identify, for example, the things people really like and want to do; those which nurture them; those which drain them; the necessary tasks; those which seem to have landed on their plates without them noticing; those which are just habit, etc.

Then we go through the list again and this time, we look at the areas where the client wants to spend more time; how they can use time better built around other activities (like concentrating time in the studio between taking and collecting the children from school); what they can delegate.  (I wrote about Delegating a few weeks ago - it can be easier than you think.)  Rather than trying to change everything at once, I encourage people to work on one area at a time and make gradual changes to get where they want to be.

The key thing is that however much you have to juggle, pick the thing you are going to focus on at that moment and focus on it entirely, even if you are only doing it for 10 minutes.  Then stop and focus on the next thing.  Working this way helps you to do that task better and can help to take away that feeling of too much to do that comes from always looking ahead to the next three jobs.

Be like the knife juggler in the photo - I bet he isn't thinking about what to give the kids for tea or filling in his tax return.


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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