“Schedule as needed to make room for what’s wanted!” – Yolanda
Welcome to Meditation Monday! This week's meditation is about taking ownership of our time.
When I ask people what is causing them stress, a common response is related to lack of time. Time seems to escape before we realize it existed. Many people feel there are too many days that pass by, leaving them wondering where time went. Where was their moment to play, or have time for spontaneity? Well, the truth is that these moments do exist; we just have to be mindful of how we are spending our moments.
If our lives seem chaotic, it is because we have allowed it. The danger in this is that we often times forget to schedule time for self-care, and/or time to interact with others in a meaningful way. This can lead to stress, anxiety, and burn-out. At the end of each day, we should be able to give thanks for the moments we were able to enjoy! If not, there are some things that need to be corrected…our schedule, prioritization, and/or our beliefs about time.
Take a moment to think about your schedule. How many times a day are you doing something you truly enjoy? Are you finding the time to eat properly? Is there a time of day, other than sleep, that you are able to just be, or able to do something spontaneous?
If your first thought is, “I don’t have time…”, then this is true. The key is knowing that it is only true because you believe it to be, and you have made it so. These may be harsh words to some, but today we are taking ownership of our time. Let’s look at a few things before we go any further…
1. Make a list of what you have to do, Monday – Sunday, hour by hour
2. Write in what you currently make time for, specific to wants or self-care
3. Make a list of things you would like to do, but have not yet made time for, including how long it would take to do them
Look at how you are spending your time. Compare how much time you spend doing what needs to be done, versus what you would like to do. Look at the gaps of time where you are free, and perhaps have room to schedule a “want to do”. Can any adjustments be made? Taking five minutes, here and there, throughout the day, is better than not taking any time for you, at all. Besides, if you avoid finding balance now, chances are it will catch up with you later. Most of us have experienced this – life catching up to us, manifesting as dis-ease on a physical level. We can choose to make changes in our favor, before we are faced with unfavorable changes.
This week we are going to continue exploring the importance of balance within our lives. Join me for Wisdom Wednesday.
Until next time...
Peace and Blessings!
Yew Chi Blogger
Yolanda is a San Diego Reiki-Master Teacher and Author. She began this blog because she believes we must show gratitude by sharing our blessings. Through these writings, she passes on the gifts from her journey! It takes a village, and we are of the same tribe.
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