Taking time to think, for me, has been a big lesson for me to learn.
Not sure about you but I grew up with the believe that if I was not doing something I was wasting my time.
It is has taken me some years to listen to me. Most of my living has been taken up rushing to do the daily living, working to earn a dollar, taking care of the kids, rushing off to the next appointment even the relaxing in front of TV now seems to of been a thing to do that was expected and part of “living”.
I personally think that women have an advantage over men when it comes to listening to ourselves. We are lucky enough to have more go on in bodies with pregnancy and our monthly cycles that automatically forces us to listen to what our bodies need and that often leads women into listening more to our intuition and our bodies.
Love to hear from you guys as to how you take direction for yourselves!
My tips on staying on track to who you really are is:
Which of course leads to doing what we love to do:
Take 20 seconds each day, twice a day, to thankyou your body for being healthy AND in that 20 seconds breath in fresh air and visualize it going through your whole body. When you breath out let go of everything!
I was lucky enough to have had a dear friend who reminded me of this during the week.
Time is all we have. Make a conscious choice as to who, how and what you spend your time on. You really are creating your life, no-one else is.
One of our league footballers signed up for another long period with his existing football team. I heard his comment on the radio, he said something like, “I have now ticked off that distraction”…. Great reminder that we all have distractions, but, are we ticking them of?
We can only tick off distractions that we can control. I mean hey! Life is life! If we cannot control our distractions we must be able to reframe them so they are set up in our life differently in our minds so they DON’T steal our most precious commodity —– our time.
Take time to think! Consciously take time to watch the thoughts that go through your head. Take time to ask questions of yourself. There are many many great and inspiring people who have written books, made videos and who run seminars that teach this stuff .If we remember to keep retraining ourselves we will have new habits. We can use our brains rather than our brains using us. Take time to think EVERYDAY!
Get out into nature. It’s already a known fact that people who exercise daily are healthier and fitter. There is also the belief that the people who get themselves outside and enjoy nature and breathe in fresh air without the pressures of phones, kids, work demands are more positive and clearer in their thinking and emotionally happier. I hold this belief and see it amongst my friends and people who I hang out with.
Laugh. Not sure how it happened, but, it seems life is waaayyyyy toooo serious for many of us. Laughter changes our endorphins, changes our thinking , it changes our emotional state… Plus its fun…. Who doesn’t want more fun and laughter in their life?
Then there is a bunch of other ingredients that I think make up the ability to take time to think and those are; eating fresh foods often during the day, hanging out with inspiring and loving people, listening to new and motivational audios and videos, reading, travelling, learning something NEW everyday. For many of us, and Im reminding myself, remember to let go of being so prefect and rock with the rythym.
Taking time to think, for me, is the facilitator. How about you?
How do you stay on track?
Love to hear what works for you!
Have a great day!
Photos were taken with my Nikon D700
P.S. If you want to experiment in building a lifestyle of fun and doing more of what you love to do, check out how I do it.