Don’t worries have this incredible way of swelling up and consuming your mind space?
For a long time, I thought that’s how things go. It was part of life. Thank goodness I was wrong. With a reliable, step-by-step method, you can overcome worries in a better way. Your time is freed up to focus on solutions.
I’m not going to share here truths about the latest time-saving tips or prioritization methods. I’m taking this conversation to a different level. This is about knowing what time is about. Knowing the deeper truths that’ll help you discover what you really want. And take action to get it!
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reading through some of my old journals. I came across an important note in one. I’d read this book, Happy for No Reason, which led me to question a lot of things. This book pointed out that you get caught up in thinking “If I have more of [x], I’ll be happy”.
It’s probably on your mind a lot. And, have you ever thought about what it means to you? Do you hold onto it tightly? Do you wonder what could happen if you released your grasp?
Just suppose you could lift time outside of your mind and place it physically in front of you. Then, you could step back and become an observer of it.
This is one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned. Focusing on a single task (uni-tasking) leads to concentration. When you’re not concentrating, you’re distracted.
Concentration = focus on a single object or activity.
Throughout my career, I multi-tasked and watched many of my colleagues do the same. It seemed perfectly normal to be checking my email, on the phone making travel arrangements, and flipping through a document all at the same time. Or, another common and unhelpful mix, eating lunch at your desk while working.
I enjoy asking my clients what was their favorite childhood hobby. Who doesn’t like to be nostalgic and remember the days when you did things like making pies in a pink Easy Bake Oven. It is like finding a secret window into your joys in life.
Reconnecting with an activity that brings you joy leads you toward a source of strength and energy. With more energy, your approach to time is transformed.
When I was a child, I drew a lot on my dad’s scrap dot matrix paper. I would get lost in it. Time stood still. Over the last couple of years, I rediscovered my joy of drawing and have found ways to incorporate it into my
Does this sound familiar? As you move through your day, the same thoughts run through your head: I need to do a few loads of laundry, I need to setup a manicure appointment, I need to go through my bills, etc. They’re recurring things you need or want to take care of. However, by remunerating them in your head, they’re taking up valuable mental space. (As an example, think about the time that you spend thinking about doing laundry vs. actually doing it.)
A better way to handle these recurring to-dos in your mind is to bring them into awareness and take action. Declutter your mental space and create room for wildly important things.
Use these 3 simple tips to free up your mental energy.