I know you have had one of those days or many of them.
Maybe not today, although you can surely relate to having so much on your to-do list, and what doesn’t seem like enough time in the day to complete it.
Imagine if you could see a difference in the way that time shows up for you.
Overwhelm and stress would dissipate.
What could you possibly do to improve your quality of time?
Let’s find out.
What do you think causes us to get overwhelmed and stressed out to begin with?
Do you think it’s the many tasks that you get to do?
How about the deadlines associated with them?
What about the time we spend thinking about all of this?
How much time is lost there?
We live in a time where doing things is how we feel successful.
Therefore, if we aren’t accomplishing tasks then we feel the time we spent was wasted.
My theory is that our thinking is what causes us to feel the constraints of linear time.
Not enough hours in the day, too many interruptions.
I’ve done it myself plenty of times.
It causes me to feel irritable, which is never any fun. Luckily, I get my best work done alone.
Then at times, I breathe in the luxury of knowing that I can’t get it all done in one day.
If I did, I might not have anything to do tomorrow, God willing I will be here. And, I’ll certainly need things to do.
So, I’m asking you to pay attention when you start to see the illusion of time slipping away.
Be in the task, be in the moment and recognize what it is, just your thoughts carrying time away.
Focus in the Flow
Being successful can mean living in the moment if you let it.
All we have is now.
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Ok, we all know I write to much for that, so really.
What brings you back to living in the moment?
Is it focusing on your breathing?
Listening to music? For some of you, it might be taking a drag of smoke.
Whatever it is for you, tune into it.
Recognize how your thoughts are pulling you into worry, doubt, and fear.
Back in the Paleozoic Era, these things served a purpose for us.
There were bears and lions, wildebeests attempting to ravish our camps and children.
Today…not the case.
We can get ahold of someone who lives halfway around the world in a matter of seconds.
These worries and fears have caused us as a society to now struggle with stress, overwhelm, anxiety and often suicidal tendencies.
The flow is the place where we release our resistance to what is.
Surrender. Accept. And just be.
Find out what you enjoy, and it will help you get there.
Our 24 Hours
It’s the same for me and the same for you.
How do you use it?
Are you a planner? Do you bounce around to whatever grabs your attention?
I know people who don’t schedule anything if it doesn’t feel right.
Many people I know over book themselves and don’t know how to say no.
We all get to participate in this life the way we see fit.
Sometimes “the way we see fit” limits us.
There are days when I wish I could write/design/coach for hours.
Then there are also days when I don’t want to do anything that I have on my task list.
I can put it off, and it will still be there tomorrow.
That’s not going to make me look forward to tomorrow so much.
My suggestion is to do those things first unless of course, you have high priorities.
This way that thing you don’t want to do is out of the way, one less thing to bog down your thoughts.
I happen to be a person who loves to have multiple things to do.
And, doing my best to focus one task at a time is a practice I’ve learned to bring back time and again.
Time doesn’t speed up and the tasks will never stop coming so we can’t get it all done.
Enjoy your 24 hours, do what you love, rest, and slow down so that you can.
Pay attention to the things that you are thinking, search for the truth in those things.
Remember the truth never needs support from your circumstances.
Focus on the present, they call it a gift for a reason.
You aren’t getting the short end of the stick; we all get the same 24 hours in our day.
Use your time wisely and go easy on yourself, my Phoenix Program Workbook will help with that.
And when the time comes that you need someone to guide you in shifting your perception of time scarcity, contact me for a coaching call.
We can put simple practices in place to help serve you.
Until next time,
Agape ❤ ,