If you’re like me, one of your biggest challenges is finding the time to work on our long-term goals even as we juggle the tasks that come our way on any given day. A few months ago, I listened to a podcast interview with Mark Goulston, M.D., a psychiatrist and author of the book Get Out of Your Own Way. He offered a simple method to develop and organize your action steps toward the long-term goal. He called it the ICU method.
At mid-life, Brigid Schulte found herself drowning in “overwhelm.” “Overwhelm” is her term for the sense that was never had enough time to do all the things on her to-do list and certainly never time for anything resembling leisure. That’s a complaint I hear constantly from the clients I see in my personal and career coaching practice.