It has been a while since my last Blog.
I do my best not to fall into the trap of “I HAVE TO, I SHOULD AND MUST DO.”
I decided when I began to write my newsletters and blogs they will not be regular.
What I mean by regular, not weekly, not monthly.
Yes, it may not be the common practice of Newsletters and Blogs, but for me, it is important to write and share my thoughts, my insights when I am inspired. For my readers that expect more regular Newsletters and Blogs, I trust you will understand how important it is for me to share when I feel I can add value to you, my reader.
I thought deeply about what to write this month. Many ideas came to mind while I was walking, driving or waiting for an appointment.
Sad for me, the ideas have disappeared. A note to myself to carry a notepad to jot down ideas!
SO HERE IT GOES!
Today I decided to sit in front of my computer and write, allowing whatever flows, is meant to be.
We don’t realise how structured we are, even when we think we have created flexibility in our lives we catch ourselves looking at our watch, “Oh I have 5 mins or 30 mins,” we say to ourselves.
When was the last time you began a task/chore and did not set a time limit to complete it? I don’t mean big project, just daily tasks.
The demands we place on ourselves the majority of the time are not realistic or our time management is poor. We all have 24 hours in the day. A big part of the day is taken up by work or caring for a family.
How much time do we set aside for ourselves? It can be having a cuppa in peace, no distractions, no digital devices, no talking. Pure silence. Doing the things we love and want and not have to do.
Allowing your mind to slow down the chatter. I call it “My Stillness Time.” It is time for me to meditate, journal or just be.
While in my “Stillness Time”, I thought about what is really important to me at this point in my life.
What will I regret if I don’t give it the time?
So, I began the commitment to myself. When something is important to you, you make the time, you find the time. Make it flexible and achievable.
My Commitment to Myself
I began this year with a commitment to myself to spend more time with some very important people in my life. Friends that I hold close to my heart, and are getting on in life. Quality time to talk on Skype to my parents overseas, a phone call to friends that are experiencing a terminal illness, friends that are recovering from surgery, friends that are going through a challenging time. A smile to a stranger as you walk past them.
They may be little things, but to the receiver, it can shift them from sadness to happiness.
It shows that someone cares.
How do you feel when someone takes the time to call you to see how you feel?
It warms your heart, I am sure.
Small acts of kindness are the most meaningful and memorable.
Live your life mindfully. Learn to be still in the busyness of life.