I know from my own experience that there are so many things that want my attention. Family, friends, business, pets and those pesky alerts from our electronic devices. If you are like me and are trying to get focused on a project, then you fully get the importance of eliminating distractions. There are plenty of articles that will tell you to find a quiet place. To turn off your devices and to get away from it all. You have heard that kind of advice numerous times. Yes, I will agree it is practical if you can achieve that pristine morning silence. Yes, I will agree there are plenty of task that require your dedicated attention. Despite the aforementioned, I have also discovered overtime that taking time to eliminate distractions can sometime become a distraction within itself. Sometimes it about being in the flow. Bruce Lee has a famous quote about being like water:
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”
This awesome quote can apply to every aspect of life. But for our needs today it demonstrates that it easier to go with the flow rather than fighting against them. I sometimes find myself planning to wake up extra early so I can take care of a few task without distractions. Continue reading “Eliminate Your Distractions by Being the Flow”
Don’t make future decisions based on how tired you are at this moment it will only lead to regret. This is something I have to fight often. I have become quite infamous for turning down an invite, not just due to being busy, but for how I feel after I completed a million task. Make your decisions about invitations and future planning at whatever point in your day that you are most energized. If its first thing in the morning or the evening then that’s the time to plan. It almost never fails that someone asks me to do something during the moment that I am day dreaming about a day to sleep in and later binge watch some Netflix. Of course any invite sounds horrible in comparison to some needed rest and relaxation. When you are tired your brain is in the mode of thinking about rest, the last thing you want to do is commit to doing something else. You are likely to say no or feel grumpy about giving a yes answer if you answer while tired. Half the things we are asked to do, are not as bothersome as our preoccupied minds lead us to think. However when we are fatigues taking on any extra tasks seem like they are going to be so laborious that we make ourselves more tired just thinking about them. I am sure you guys have experienced times in which you declined an invite or some other request well in advanced. Then when the day of the event finally came around you felt fine and full of energy and realized that you could have attended what you previously declined. The easiest way to avoid this is to give a slow yes rather than a fast no. Let the person know you want to check your planner so you make sure it is best fit. If you don’t use any kind of planner, I highly recommend you do. Planners not only keep you organized they are great way to buy you time to give a well thought-out response. Try it out today!! Happy Savings!! Happy Health!!
Our perception can affect our stress levels immensely. If our perception is leaning more towards the negative then every aspect of life will seem rough. I have come across my fair share of people who view the world through poopie smeared glasses. (Yes, that’s right I said it, poopie smeared glasses.) I think the question… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Adjust Perception
Like a lot of you, we begin to look forward to the winter break well in advance. Some of us schedule vacation days so we can spend more time with family and shop. However there is something to be said about the oft-repeated statement, “I need a vacation from the vacation.” There are only so many… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Do What You Can
Things in life can be stressful and I have mentioned numerous times in the past how exercise can help relieve some of your stress. That part is not news to any of us. There are those days that some people attempt to push your buttons to the point that you feel enraged. Violence of course… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Punching Your Way to Good Health & Less Stress
We often talk about how to take care of our bodies and how to relieve stress. We are in the midst of shopping season. All of us have an older person in our lives, and sometimes it is very difficult to pick out a gift for them. I know from personal experience with older people,… Continue reading Puzzle Together a Great Gift for Older People
You are valuable. You are uniquely you and there is no one like you. It’s a shame if you do not value yourself as much as you should. Your worth is not wrapped up in what you own, what you do for a living, or how many people you know. Everyday is an opportunity to increase your value. The best way to increase your worth is to become great at something. When you become great at something you grow as a person, you become more marketable, you increase confidence and can greater contribute to society. We live in a time when we are flooded with images on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Images that are not always genuine. Being true to who you are, being authentically you increases your worth. Be the best you that you can be!! Everyday personal growth is an awesome thing. Specializing in yourself makes you take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses. There are lots of people who do not take the time to turn their weaknesses into strengths, nor do they take the time to find the best way to utilize their strengths. There are lots of great book that can aid you in taking a self inventory. I personally recommend, Rick Warren’s, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? and David Stoop’s, You Are What You Think. I highly recommend keeping a journal and cataloguing you progress if you happen to read those two amazing books. You are priceless. Become great at being you!! Happy Health!!