Last week I worked with some school leaders who are having trouble sleeping. It is just too crazy right now.
To make matters worse, school leaders’ days are consumed by things that are both urgent and important. This combination of not sleeping and living in the urgent zone all day can lead to long-term exhaustion and emotional stress.
We can’t fix that, but maybe we can make it a bit better.
Last Thursday morning I woke up around 3 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. At 4 I got up and started working on the day’s priority list. By 8:30, I had four ideas worth writing about. Ninety minutes later, I had this week’s emails written. More importantly, I felt rejuvenated.
That’s what quadrant two does:
I am privileged to be able to clear my schedule and invest 90 minutes into a creative activity. You probably can’t do that, but can you spare 10 minutes to immerse yourself in quadrant 2?
I promise, you will feel better.