Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happiness is...10 top tips for surviving really busy times written by our Guest Psychologist and Author Professor Timothy Sharp @ The Happiness Institute Sydney

OK, so I'm about to head into an extremely busy period with lots of exciting things happening in my professional and personal life!

On the one hand, as already hinted at, this is extremely exciting.

On the other hand, it's a touch overwhelming!

It got me thinking, therefore, about holding on to happiness during those times in your life when you're feeling stretched (even if those times are positive and exciting ones); and as a result, I'm happy to bring to you my top ten tips for staying sane throughout the storm...
  1. don't forget to breath
  2. take things one step at a time
  3. keep everything in perspective
  4. remember that this, too, shall pass
  5. don't feel you have to do it all on your own
  6. keep sight of the end goal
  7. take care of your health - eat well, exercise and...
  8. ensure you get good sleep and enough rest 
  9. use what you're best at
  10. have fun!
So there you have it; my top 10 tips for surviving super busy periods. They might sound obvious but it's during these tough times when we sometimes forget the obvious. Which is why "common sense" is not always that common!

Prof. Timothy Sharp
Executive Coach & Consultant, Facilitator and Speaker