Create some breathing space for your life: Pasricha

I was speaking to a group at WestJet recently.It was a great night with an inspiring group of people from coast to coast. We talked about the themes we discuss in this column. What does it mean to live a good life? What can we do to be happier? How do we create space in our days and weeks?And then a gentleman put up his hand and asked me a tough question. He said, “I have a role which requires emergency backup which means my team has roles which are on call. How do we create space if we’re always on?” We can relate to busy. We can relate to always on. I mean, are you skimming this paper right now? Are you reading this article commuting … while checking your phone? It used to be that your phone stopped ringing at night but now the texts, updates and emails keep coming. So what do you do if you don’t have space for the practices we’ve been talking about? Article Continued BelowWell, if you’re feeling like the off switch is hard to push in your life, then I say you can still do three things.We’ll call them the three Bs of creating space: Batching