This past December, I began a blog series, Reimagine Success with a post called Reimagine Busyness, in which I discussed how to begin taking the reins of our often overly busy lives and imagined a more integrated world where we can meet the full range of our needs, slowing down while still maintaining ambition. In my latest post, Reimagine Busyness at Work, I discuss the importance of knowing what you need to work optimally in the midst of constant distractions, disruptive technology and extremely heavy workloads.
Avoiding the “busy trap” entails getting to know what I call your Optimal Work Needs (OWN) — the set of particulars that define how you work most effectively and allow you to be intentional with how you spend your time and energy. Fully tapping into your potential means not seeing your OWN as a luxury, but rather a critical component of how you lead yourself and others to contribute what you're meant to. Key questions I explore in the blog include:
What are your optimal work hours?
How much rest is ideal for you to recharge yourself for maximum energy at work?
How can you create time and space for uninterrupted work?