A few weeks ago I experienced a lot of busy-ness as I was preparing for my finals and sorting out my little daughter. My mind was full of calculations, strategies, assessments, thesis and reports. I had to make a change, and found this wonderful information that supported me:
- Stop multi-tasking: when you eat, you eat. When you walk, you walk.
- Take your time: make your actions deliberate
- Do less by prioritizing: it is all a matter of what is important and letting go of what is not.
- Plan your schedule and leave enough space between tasks: it takes away stress and gives you a break.
- Sit in silence: only 5 minutes of silence and breathing will do you, your thoughts and your body very good.
- Focus on the present: stop worrying about the future, or outcomes. Let it go and focus on what you do now.
- Be present: listen and talk to others by being completely in the now
- Eat to enjoy: savor your food and eat slowly. You deserve this break and take time to digest.
- Live your life: savor your life and slow down. Enjoy each and every moment even the stressful ones with deadlines and tasks.
- Meditating house chores: put cooking and cleaning into practice of mindfulness. Be present to every task you do and watch your thoughts then change your thought patterns consciously.
During this time I learned a lot about myself, my thought patterns and my insecurities especially on my incapabilities of what I’m currently doing. In fact, if I look at the events now, I am grateful for the challenges because I could locate these habitual patterns that kept me sort of ‘stuck’ in life. Practicing the above will not only support me in achieving that what I want but it will benefit me in the long run to living a mindful, stress-free and productive life. Try it 🙂