Today we each have one precious day to live, experience, enjoy. Sometimes, especially at this time of year, I can feel bogged down by the To Do List. I can forget that it is ‘I’ who inhabits this body, this day, this life. Or, conversely, faced with a day expanding out before me, I can find a dizzying array of things which tantalize me and beckon me to do, and I can swirl around, doing a little of this, and a little of that, and yet not find the satisfaction and joy I really seek.
When I do an energy reading, I first have to make sure that I am well centered, grounded and focused, to tune fully, 100% into my intuition. When I do readings for others, I often find that scattered, unfocused energy is present, leading to less connection to their own internal wisdom, satisfaction and happiness.
To break free of this kind of unmindful busy-ness, today I challenge myself and you to try this:
In each and every activity today, do One * Thing * At * A * Time. That’s right, no multi-tasking, at which we women, especially, are so good at. So if you’re eating, no watching TV at the same time; if you’re reading the news online, no pulling up another window at the same time, if you’re folding laundry, no talking to your friend on the phone at the same time. Focus and give your undivided attention to each activity and task at hand. Notice how this goes. Start this morning, start now.
And then write about it for a few moments later in the day: Reflect ~ How difficult or easy is it? What do you miss out on when you multi-task? What do you gain when you practice doing one thing at a time? I’ll be checking in later with my own experience, and would love to hear your experiences or thoughts.
Wishes for a mindful, joy-filled Monday,
~ Gratitude and blessings, Barbara