No doubt if you are anything like the rest of us, you have 10 things going on at once and another 10 things lined up just waiting to be noticed. This world is fast paced, at times unforgiving, and at all times unpredictable. As a result, many people dance around this thing called life doing the best they can all the while missing the true gift which is contained in the present moment.
In this recent Think Simple Now post, Anastasiya Goers gives us 7 simple (maybe not easy) ways in which to satisfy what she calls the “time and intimacy famine.” Sharing with us her own experience of raising a family and managing her own life at the same time, Goers professes that the only way to create more time is to live in the present. Chief in one of her satisfying suggestions, use meditation to get to know yourself.
1. Treasure Your Time
2. Stop Getting Things Done
3. Leave Your Job at Work
4. Simplify Your Commitments
5. Discover Who You Are
A lot of times we stay busy because of fear. We are afraid of down time because we are afraid to discover who we are.
Instead of really getting to know ourselves, discovering our passions, developing our potential we hide behind a busy schedule. Sometimes we stay busy to cover up some painful memories or emotions that we feel we can’t deal with.
This no-conflict strategy is emptying your inner well; it drains your energy and robs you of happy and joyful living. Schedule some time for yourself: meditate, pray, write in a journal or just dive deeply into your thoughts.
6. Simplify Your Information Streams
7. Gift Yourself A Day
Read more on how to feed your famine here.