Do you ever feel like you want to stop the race, quit the craziness, or to scream: ?Stop! I need to get off! ??
With all of life’s demands it is easy to get overwhelmed and to rush, stress, and spin your wheels getting more and more done so you can finally slow down and relax.? But that doesn’t work because there is always something else you need to do. There is always one more important thing to take care of before you can breathe!
When I teach people to create their own personalized Balance Practice, I help them identify what works for them. Your self-care routine might be completely different than someone else’s.
Some people, like me, love to meditate or practice Reiki and meditation.
Other people believe that their mind is too active or that there is too much going on in their life that they cannot afford a real break or time off to get centered. These people find meditation to be too great a challenge. The more they try to quiet their mind, the more active it becomes.
If you are in that state sometimes, don’t beat yourself up. You are not alone. Many people in today’s busy world are frustrated with their ability to relax.
Here’s a tip for you if you are one of those people:
Spend 5 minutes every day organizing your priorities and to-do lists.
In the morning while having a cup of tea, look at your to-do list for the day and ask yourself:? What is my motivation to get all this done? ?Do I want to do it? ?Do I have to do it? ?What’s more important? ?What’s on my list because it is expected of me but is actually not that important?
If your schedule is perpetually full, book a 30 or 60-minute appointment with yourself every week to organize your calendar. And then spend 5 minutes daily reviewing your life and prioritizing. Change some of your ?have to’s? to ?want to’s?. Don’t think that it is a waste of time to review your list!? Understand that getting organized is an effective way to slow down.
The Bottom Line: Simply taking the time to get organized with your schedule and your priorities is a Balance Practice by itself.
Ask: What is important for me to do today and why?
Affirm: I manage my schedule and my priorities and I am at peace.