In honor of National Dog Day, I thought I would share a few things my experiences with the canine crowd have taught me. They are experts at living life to the fullest, and when properly loved by their humans, model excellent examples of navigating the 24 hours they are given each day. With all due credit to Lucy, Ringo, and the many fabulous dogs I meet in my line of work, I present five time management lessons we can learn from our pups:
Think about how else you could use that time to your advantage.
3. When you’re trying to reach an immediate goal, stay in the moment. Focus. Don’t take your eye off the prize. And if the prize escapes your grasp, try again.
5. Trust that inner bark. I have been taught that in dreams, dogs symbolize our instincts. Many of us reject that gut feeling to say no to things we don’t need to mess with, to move away from people we think might waste our time, or avoid things that get us into trouble. Although dogs love to please, they usually aren’t fools either. You rarely see dogs volunteering for committees.
To learn more about National Dog Day, including cool ways to celebrate, visit http://www.nationaldogday.com/.
Sara Skillen - Certified Professional Organizer®, coach, wife and mom, and serial list-maker. Excited to be in the long but worthwhile process of becoming a Certified ADHD Organizer Coach. Learning to trust my intuition more every day. Shall we work together?