What we're reading: 
In 2012, The New York Times printed an OpEd piece called 'The Busy Trap' that is just as relevant and important in today's world as it was a few years back. 'Busyness' has become a status symbol, a 'humblebrag' that proves you are important and have a full and rich life. But is this really good for us?
      
 
What we're watching: 
Fear not! Fast Company put together a quick video to help us combat the busy trap mentioned above, specifically looking at easy strategies to employ at work. Interruptions and distractions are inevitable, so what's the number one tip to help you mitigate them?
 
Quote we're inspired by:  
 
"Thinking about work as a day job has made a big difference in the way I approach what I do. It also helped me not to confuse who I am with what I do."
 
  --  Bob Goff
Here at the Centre we are about to embark upon our 'busy' season, in which we host more incoming groups during the summer months. Inevitably, this means dedicating attention and utmost support to our visitors, while also keeping the day-to-day tasks in check. Yes, we're 'busy,' but we make it a priority to build down time into the schedule, taking time for ourselves and doing things that make us feel balanced.
 
Intentionally making space for YOU is crucial to both your well-being and productivity at work.  If you want a small push to make this a priority, join us for our upcoming Positive Leadership course. Take a step back from your routine, understand it differently, make unexpected connections and let inspiration in.  
 
See you in two weeks for our next Three Thought Thursday! 
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