During recent months I have been dealing with some health issues which have given me the wake- up call of, "You're not in control of your life!" As an individual who schedules almost every part of my day and who even has events and to-dos planned as far out as a year, this was a rude awakening.
What do you mean, "I'm not in control?!" I still wake up in the middle of the night bathed in a cold sweat realizing that no longer can I make specific plans. No longer can I smugly live secure in the knowledge that things will always be the way they always were -- pretty gosh darn good.
I recently downloaded a book entitled, "Whereever you go, there you are," a book recommended by a physician I visited with. It's all about being mindful. When she mentioned the title my first thought was, "Holy crap... I am NEVER in the moment. I am always wondering what the next moment is going to be." While I certainly can't speak for every entrepreneur -- male or female -- I can speak for myself in knowing that I need to live to live (and work) in the moment.
I'm trying to believe and understand that multi-tasking isn't truly the best way to be my most productive. I'm learning that while I want to schedule my days to the hilt I have that niggling thought in the back of my mind that my well-laid plans may not come to fruition. Truly I could have used a more subtle wake up call to scale back and learn to relax, but there you have it.
What do you do to be "in the moment?"