Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presents Christine Cashen on “BUSY is a Four Letter Word”.
Is your life rocketing by? People often say (when I say ‘people,’ I mean me), “Where is time going?!?” Who the heck knows? Every time I turn around I get a “due for a dental visit” postcard. Wasn’t I just there last month? Six months seem to pass like six weeks. Are you with me on this? When a new season hits, it is always a surprise. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Valentine’s Day? July 4??
If you ever wonder where time is going, consider your wonder a gift. Just having the realization is key. [The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?] In that moment of clarity, STOP and evaluate whether you are in control of your time, or is your time controlling you?
The key is to look hard (really hard!) at how you’re spending your time. Me? True confessions? I’m a Mashable/ Buzzfeed junkie, which leads me to click on another story, then another…oh look, an article on 10 ways to avoid procrastinating! I also admit to an ongoing Facebook addiction, as well as a growing fixation with Pinterest.
What about you? Are you watching Law and Order reruns from 2003 when you want to learn conversational French? Are you complaining that your boss doesn’t appreciate you and wishing for a new job, but sending ZERO resumes out?
Now I truly believe we should allow ourselves SOME time for these mindless dalliances. Some downtime is good, right (check out my Downtime is not a Crime post)? But clearly I need to set limits. Do you?
So next time someone asks you what’s new and you start into your rant about how busy you are, think about what you’re really busy with! Everyone you talk to is busy. If you complain about being BUSY, stop it. You can fill your time doing a lot of things, but it doesn’t mean they are important.
The next step? Decide to do something. Recognize and stop time thieves by
Becoming a Time Tamer:
• Take a moment to evaluate time wasters and replace them with things that are important
• Activate time limits for web surfing and social media. It is easy to click your way into a 3 hour time void. Stop checking, start doing.
• Mark time for YOU on your calendar. Stop overscheduling (this goes for your kids too!) and actually schedule rejuvenators – exercise, meditation, quiet time.
• Eliminate the YES SYNDROME – you can say NO more often.
• Remember to be in the moment – it truly is a present to be in the present.
Don’t wait for time to slow down. It won’t. Take charge today and tell time what time it is! Isn’t it about time?
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About Christine Cashen
Texas motivational speaker and humorist, Christine Cashen, delivers a fast-paced, hilarious program with useful content that makes her a sought after speaker worldwide. For more than 14 years, she has jazzed an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa and Australia. Christine is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress and energizing employees.Before hitting the speaking scene, Cashen was a university admissions officer, corporate trainer and broadcaster. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication and a Masters Degree in Adult Education. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).
Whether talking about her “hottie engineer” husband, her pet peeves or growing up in an Italian/Irish household, audiences always relate to her experiences, struggles and lessons. She combines a down-to-earth attitude with a colorful artistic streak. Comments such as “I feel like I’ve known her forever,” “we must take her back to our workplace” and “it felt as if Christine was speaking directly to me,” are a testament to her effectiveness and style.
Christine has been featured as a creativity expert in HOW Designs at Work magazine and is co-author of the book Mission Possible, Volume Eight. She has also developed the A Dynamic Speaker series of learning resources: Get What You Want With What You’ve Got DVD, Why Can’t Everybody Just Get Along CD andGot Humor Video. Her new book, The Good Stuff, really is good stuff! Christine resides in Dallas with her husband, their two children and Murphy, the chocolate lab.