We push and we pull.
The battle for balance is one we pursue each and every week.
Although at times we tend to do a lot more than the other.
Our system may get a little out of whack.
We then scrape through each day and continue to feel as if we’re losing time even IF we are waking up early and clocking in those early morning hours. (Look up Robin Scharma’s 5 a.m. club if you haven’t heard of it.)
The mantra in this day and age is “Go go-go!” and “Do everything you possibly can!”
“Don’t waste a second!” / “Live everyday as if it was your last.”
I believe in these quotes, however I interpret them differently.
How to overcome this feeling?
You have to tune in and listen to your body.
Take time out to sit down and assess how your body and mind are feeling.
Take a seated posture for 5 minutes. Breathe in and breathe out. It’s that simple.
5-10 minutes in the morning and evening will do wonders to lessen the chattering monkey-mind.
Look at your schedule and write down what you need to do for the upcoming week.
We were given 7 days for a reason, thus planning our week gives us enough time to do what we need to do.
Don’t over plan but instead follow through on what you have marked down on your schedule. After a week of following through you are bound to feel the accumulative effects of productivity and improved quality.
Everything doesn’t have to be completed in one day and coming to grips with this makes living the good life entirely possible.
Thinking big is great but FOCUS small.
We’re driven to push and go to “failure’ each day in the hope that we will be better and stronger the next.
Unfortunately going HARD without being SMART doesn’t lead to the desired results.
And could inevitably lead to one giving up or slacking or whatever you want to call it.
You know that “not as motivated any more” kind of feeling.
It’s become boring and you’re not seeing results and you’ve been doing X for how many months or years.
Have a look at your schedule and see which activities require you to push.
Then ask yourself what’s the one thing in that area that you can focus on and that by doing that one thing can improve that activity as a whole?
I’ve read THE ONE THING by Gary W. Keller & Jay Papasan a few times already and each time I extract something more from the book.
It feels liberating to free up some time and space when you concentrate on what’s really important while you’re trying to accomplish something.
Your input is more focused which in turn leads to improved output.
What’s one thing you are focusing on in the different areas of your life in 2018?