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Create Space For What Matters April 27, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance.
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170px-Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02Often we get so caught up in the To Do Lists of our daily lives that we forget to enjoy the journey of life itself.  In Take Time For Your LifeCheryl Richardson reminds us to become masters of our limited time on this planet.

Creating space for what matters allows us room to breathe.

Instead of feeling like a Pushmi Pullyu headed in two directions at once, or a perpetually late rabbit unsure of which direction to head, we heed our inner wisdom and allow the path to unfold before us.

A few ideas:

JUST BE:  Practice doing nothing * Slow down * Be Here Now * Enjoy quiet contemplation* Watch your breath * Pause and Reflect * Meditate * Relax * Contemplate the bottomless ocean or the infinite night sky * Allow inner peace to surface * Don’t Worry.  Be Happy.

PRACTICE SELF CARE:  Evaluate your life * Reflect on your growth * Make a wish list * Celebrate your successes * Keep your dreams alive * Avoid negative self-talk * Eliminate physical and mental clutter * Give away stuff that makes you sad * Sometimes Less is More

PRIORITIZE:  Eliminate energy drains * Learn to say NO * Put yourself at the top of the list * Spend free time wisely * Ignore external pressure to conform * Get to know the real you * Be nobody but yourself

HAVE FUN:  Be adventurous * Listen to favorite music * Try something new * Laugh out loud * Dance like no one’s watching * Take an evening walk * Watch the moon and stars * Enjoy creative pursuits * Paint~Write~Sing~Cook * Live on Purpose * Fill each day with drops of joy

BUILD COMMUNITY:  Connect * Ask questions * Share your expertise * Contribute to others * Reach out and touch someone

CREATE LIFE BALANCE:  Empower yourself to change * Make healthy eating easy * Make exercise fun * Get a good night’s sleep * Realize that making a living is not synonymous with making a life * Evaluate which discretionary expenses make you happiest * Live below your means

GO WITH THE FLOW:  Notice where your life is abundant * Start a gratitude journal * Accept the what is * Embrace all with Joy * Watch for synchronicity * Let go of expectations * Listen * Let the Universe guide you to what’s next

Tigger-Looking-At-His-TailSmile at the person you’re becoming.

Between the wish and the thing, life lies waiting.

Aah . . . that’s better!

What do you do when you don’t have to do anything?