Lulls Are Precious – Use Them

Lull: a temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity.

How do you respond when a lull shows up? Do you get uncomfortable with the lack of activity, embrace it, use it productively or enjoy it?

How many lulls have you experienced recently? In our sped-up world they are rare. A lull may show up because of a deadline pushed forward, an easing in the flow of work or in a transition that hasn’t completed yet.

When a lull shows up, you have options on how to use it. Here are a few ideas:

• rebalance your life and work
• use the open space to rekindle your creativity
• catch up on things that were not getting done before
• rest
• observe your reaction to the quiet and what it says about your pace before the lull
• enjoy it

Lulls are precious- use them to your advantage.

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