“Busy, but good.” It’s often our go-to answer to that “How was your weekend?” question posed on Monday morning.
Is busy what you want to be? Or would you rather be able to reply with words like ”productive” and “fulfilling”? If you want to feel like you’re getting the most out of life, it’s time to stop glorifying being busy, and begin moving toward what you want..
Time management is one of the biggest challenge I struggle with, not just in the Master Key System but in all areas of my life… There are only 24 hours in the day, and no matter what you do or how hard you try, this fact will never change.
We can all relate to not having enough time in life, but the crazy thing is we actually find we have more time when we meditate because we’re more productive… I found this to be true for myself… I used to feel I was spiraling out of control thinking of everything I needed to get done.. It’s easy to get spun out thinking about all the responsibilities, social commitments, work deadlines, and “someday” projects that are piling up in the corners of your mind… If you aren’t aware that you’re spiraling out of control, you won’t be able to interrupt that pattern? Once you’ve become aware, you have to make changes to your lifestyle.. If you don’t, the exhaustion that accompanies an over – saturated and frenzied lifestyle will eventual take its toll on your physical health, relationships, and mental and emotional well-being..
Life isn’t going to slow down. Now I recognize and make the decision to slow life down , and I get more done… Meditation helped me to accomplish this feat.. No more frenzied lifestyle! I work at this every day! Even one or two minutes of meditation at different times during the day makes a world of difference in my emotional state and mindset..
As soon as you notice stress begin to rise, or the feeling that you are running out of time, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.. That quiet moment will slow down your thoughts, settle your state, and allow you to focus on action instead of the thought that you have too much to do…
The multi-tasking of a busy life means you’re rarely present.. This is another of my struggles I work on every day…. A Present Life is a balance of good friends, great mentors, new challenges, ideas, adventures, and hobbies. It’s a life where you spend time with people who help you challenge yourself, and from whom you get support, enthusiasm, and ideas. A busy life means you’re rarely present or available for these concepts.
Meditation helps to reclaim your Full and Present life, so you know what you’re doing, why you’re doing it – and you feel balanced and purposeful throughout your day to day life…. Meditation is one answer to feeling overwhelmed about time.. It slows down the mind and heart rate, relieves those feelings of urgency, and increases your capacity to resist distractions. In this digital age, we all face thousands of distractions every day, impending our ability to focus on our top priorities. Meditation helps to combat this and makes us more productive…
You’ll feel more balanced and presence in accomplishing your to-do list, instead of constantly feeling slammed…
You’ll be able to answer the question “How are you?” with something more interesting and joyful than simply “Busy.”