Clarity of Distance Helps Productivity
When you give yourself a bit of clarity of distance from something that’s frustrating you, something that’s annoying you, you’re able to widen your scope, widen your view, and have some appreciation for some of the good things that are also going on.
On a day trip to Mount Tambourine with my husband, having a little break, and we’ve stopped at a lookout and we both sighed, “Not too shabby ‘ey, what a great view, we don’t have such a bad country really.”
While I could also whinge about all the things about our country, and let’s face it, there’s plenty to whinge about in any country, there’s also plenty to appreciate.
The point is with some clarity of distance, when you can step out of your day-to-day, even for a little bit, and get yourself a different view on what’s going on, you give yourself a chance to appreciate some of the good that’s around you.
Does that mean that all that annoys or frustrates you simply goes away? Maybe not, however you might come up with alternative actions or solutions.
Stepping away is the critical piece.
Stepping away gives you a chance to take a breath, take a different perspective, to pattern break your thinking.
With some clarity of distance you’re able to then free your thinking to be able to explore alternatives, to be see positives, and not just get trapped in the negative.
You don’t need a day trip: walk around the block and challenge yourself to spot, say for example, 10 happy, funny or amusing things.
When you clear your thinking you can focus better, find solutions faster, shift your perspective on matters, maybe be easier to get on with, be more productive!
I’d love to know what your thoughts are when it comes to having a little bit of clarity of distance, to be able to think things through, and to be able to find the positives in whatever’s going on in your world?