“Let’s just stop for a moment …” is a phrase that we frequently use as we are getting along with the busyness of life. We use this saying as a way of halting our activities and giving pause for a moment to ask:
- What are is the problem we trying to solve or the objective we are trying to achieve?
- Do we really want to solve that problem or achieve that objective, or is there some other underlying problem that we are really trying to solve?
- Could that underlying problem be solved in some other way? Are our current busyness and activities actually aligned with that underlying problem?
In other words, it is easy to get caught up in the busyness of modern life. Being busy for the sake of being busy. Doing things out of habit and routine. Not thinking of what we are really trying to achieve with our day.
Much the same can be said about the way that we live our lives in general. Rushing from partner to partner constantly in love, from job to job constantly working, from city to city constantly on the move. Sometimes it can be good to question whether this is really such a great idea or what we are really trying to achieve.
If you can afford to do so, it can be good to stop and take a break to get a more objective perspective on the patterns of behaviour that we can repeat throughout our lives until we break that patterns of behaviour using some new strategy that we have devised during the break.