Back in 2009, I wrote a three part post about taking time to smell the flowers in today’s hectic lifestyle and finding the time to do things that matter to us. I highlighted the importance of slowing down, prioritizing and getting our acts together.
And today, I am excited to share that it has a mention in the:
“20 of the Greatest Self Development Posts Ever Written”
compiledby Tim Brownson of “A Daring Adventure”.
This list has some BIG names. Tim Brownson is a Certified Life Coach and has been unsticking people and helping them reach their true potential since 2005. If you would like to know how he can help you, contact him now. Thank you, Tim. Ah, and thank you again, Tim for taking the trouble to point out the missing “contact me” here on my blog. Yeah, I am that dumb. I stand gratefully corrected.
My deepest thanks to Tess Marshall of The Bold Life for nominating my post. Tess offers a very powerful course “Take Your Fear And Shove It” – a step-by-step guide to being bold, playing big and shining bright. This course provides you with the tools and techniques you need to push fear aside and live a life of more beauty, humor, playfulness, and meaning. I was lucky enough to win this course.
Unless we practice being present in what we do, how can life be meaningful? Some questions that came to my mind while writing that post were:
Why let life overwhelm us?
Is it not important to be consciously present through all the situations that beg for multi-tasking in our lives?
Why miss out on important stuff and suffer regret later?
•The importance of applying the brakes on life for a moment and taking stock.
•The side effects of multitasking and some tips on how to break the habit.
•Why we must tune right into what we are doing, to get it done well.
•Practicing being mentally present and focusing on the moment.
•Self-discipline to redeem some peace and efficiency as we get our professional and personal lives in balance.
Here’s a quick part-wise summary of this post:
Part 1 is about conscious time management so we do justice to what matters to us most in life, why being mentally present through situations is critical and pausing for a moment to take stock of our lives, why we should tune right into what we are doing, to get it done well.
Part 2 is about being ‘consciously present’ through all those situations that beg for multitasking in our lives, why it is important to be present in whatever we are doing followed by simple tips on how to do this.
Part 3 is about why multi-tasking does not mean super-efficiency, the side effects of multitasking and some tips on how to break that multitasking habit and break the vicious cycle of several things clamoring for your attention.
People will always rule over technology. Ultimately, it is all about building relationships – because it is love -in varying degrees – that makes the world go around!
I am using love as my currency in life. How about you?
Let’s take time to smell the flowers!
Do check out all the posts in the “20 of the Greatest Self Development Posts Ever Written” – it is a great list!
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