Surrounded by digital technology day and night, many of us find it tremendously difficult to switch off our busy minds and rest in being mode even for short periods of time or after leaving work. This is essential, however, if we are to regain our full mental strength. Even when there is nothing to do, our minds keep trying to fix something or solve a problem. But creative thinking and true problem solving doesn’t happen in doing mode, it happens in being mode. The doing mode is good for working through a to-do list. But work is not all about to-do lists. Rather, it is about how we show up as human beings and accomplish our tasks with acceptance, awareness and choice.
When locked in driven doing, it can be really difficult to recognise our mind state and realise that we are not getting things done. In fact, we may be making things worse by overthinking, ruminating and being reactive. The Being-Doing Balance supports you in recognising and befriending your mind states and helps you to switch gears and take actions that are appropriate for you and others.