Getting things together, sorting what needs sorting and packing up everything is a way of moving forward for some people. Packing up goods no longer required can be liberating.
Rather than actually letting go of these items – something probably actually worth considering in many instances – packing up the things and putting them away lessens some of the resistance and upset associated with moments of change.
Packing up might also be applied to intangible objects. We may choose to ponder packing up certain habits, smoking coming first to mind. Yet as a non-smoker all I would say here is that if some folk have managed to give up the habit it’s likely others too have the capacity, no?
Taking greater control of how we use our time could mean packing up, or at least reducing, time spent on activities keeping us from working on our heartfelt goals. As I wrote some time ago on Twitter (@bgdtcoaching), “It is not true others have more time than us, they just use it differently.”
Anyway, before packing up here today, let me thank you for reading this post. To join the conversation, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you’d like to discuss the idea of packing up habits as part of a coaching conversation, please get in touch.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).