10, 10, 10, is a book written by Suzy Welch who is an American journalist and speaker, her book is based on the 10, 10, 10 rule which means 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 years.

The premise of the book is that we often find ourselves in circumstances where decision making is getting harder and harder.  This can be because there are so many pressures in our lives, from so many different people and situations around us.

So take a moment, steady your breathing, a good way to do this is to breath in through your nose to your own count of 7 and breath out gently through your mouth to your count of 11.  Do this three times in a row and you will find that your mind and your body are significantly calmer.

Now think carefully, what impact will the decision you are trying to make have on your life and those you care about over the next 10 minutes, 10 months or 10 years?

It really is a simple but effective concept.

For example your boss wants you to work late but this will mean you will miss your child’s school concert.  If you say no to your boss he may well remember for the next 10 minutes or even 10 months but in 10 years will it matter?   However, going to your child’s concert is something you will both recall and cherish for a lifetime.

Another example?

Money is tight for all of us at present, but the family deserve a day out.  Money will be tight for the next 10 minutes and possibly the next 10 months.  However, the memory of a lovely day out will last long beyond 10 years.  Plus a lovely day out does not have to cost that much money, there are so many lovely walks, woods, beaches in East Lothian that are easily accessible.  Pack a picnic to save buying expensive lunches out.  There are many websites with some good ideas, this is just one example,http://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/search.php?county=Lothian

So remember when the pressure is building for you to make a decision, consider the next 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 years.

For a no obligation chat please either email or phone me, because it is good to remember that nothing has to be the way it has always been.

Melanie