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How to Make the Most of Your Halftime Transition

Apr 4, 2017, 3:05am EST


Is there too much noise in your life? I’m talking about the buzz of busyness that can overcome our lives.

Halftime cannot be a noisy place.

The first half is by definition, noisy, busy, almost frenetic. It is not that you do not want to listen for that still, small voice. It’s just that you never seem to have time to do it. Try to reconstruct your daily schedule from the past two weeks. Chances are you will not even be able to remember what you did yesterday, let alone two weeks ago. If you pull out your calendar, however, you’ll discover why — you simply had so many things on your plate it would be impossible to remember them all.

On top of the daily calendared activities that we participate in, there is another pressing issue that we all have to deal with — technology and the impact of always being connected. There is research out there that says that the average knowledge worker is interrupted every 11 minutes. And, because it’s 11 whole minutes between interruptions, we actually interrupt ourselves twice during that 11 minute span, ostensibly to check our devices to see if we are being interrupted.

We have become so addicted to our communication tools that some of us actually have a physical reaction to being separated from them…READ MORE