Are You Getting Enough?
- March 5, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
I know; you have no idea what I’m referring to in This particular article’s title, do you? I’m not actually trying to be coy, I just couldn’t think of any some other way to speak to a learning which I had This particular week. As so often happens for me, the actual information wasn’t completely new. yet the concrete experience was like none I had ever had before. Let me explain. Obviously, I’ve had an epiphany of sorts over the last week. Something in which allowed me to know beyond a shadow of a doubt what was missing before, as well as what I’m slowly yet surely getting enough of at This particular point. as well as, I know in which if you allow yourself the opportunity to get enough of This particular thing, you’re life will be easier all around. Want to know what This particular will be? This particular’s unscheduled time.
Think about This particular. Take a look at a typical week in your life. How much of This particular will be “unscheduled time?” My guess will be in which there’s not very much “open space” in your calendar, daytimer, blackberry – whatever This particular will be you use to keep yourself organized as well as your time accounted for. Between personal appointments, children’s activities, work meetings, projects as well as tasks you’re probably scheduled to the max. as well as in which’s not including time to eat, bathe, sleep as well as tend to some other basic essentials. Let’s face This particular; you’re a pretty scheduled person. I know what in which’s like; my schedule can look the same way most weeks.
Last week, however, I had the opportunity to take back some time. This particular was possible in part because of a couple of appointment cancellations. Ordinarily what I might have done in in which circumstance will be fill the suddenly opened time with some other tasks; goodness knows there’s always something to do. yet last week, I chose to let the time as well as space be open. I could feel a cold coming on as well as, given the time in which was suddenly available to me, I chose to just be. No writing, no talking, no reading, no nothing – just being. Letting my mind wander, I was amazed to experience a degree of grounding like I hadn’t felt in a long time. as well as I confirmed for myself something I’ve known intrinsically for a while: as human beings, This particular actually does serve us to just “be”.
I know, This particular can be hard to do. yet in which’s the point. You don’t have to “do” anything – just “be”. For a while. This particular doesn’t have to be for long, This particular just has to be for a time. A tiny amount of time can revitalize you in a big way. Giving yourself time to go for a mental walk of sorts – which will be what I’m actually talking about when I say “just be” – fills your life with clarity like nothing else can.
For me, This particular will be taking the 80/20 rule of time management one step further. If you’re not familiar with This particular, the 80/20 rule advises in which you schedule 80% of your time, allowing 20% to be unscheduled generating sure in which when things take longer than anticipated (which they inevitably will) or when crises arise (which does happen via time to time) you won’t fall behind or become overwhelmed. My suggestion to you will be, in addition to allowing for buffer time in This particular way, you also allow for “being time” – wide open space in which nothing will be scheduled as well as nothing gets scheduled, which allows for you to just be.
Bottom-line, just like you need sufficient doses of various vitamins to function properly, you also need sufficient amounts of unscheduled time. This particular will be time for you to just be free – not in front of the tv or cuddled up that has a book, yet rather time to be free of any as well as all tasks as well as agendas, allowing your mind to wander as well as your brain to slow down a bit. As a chronic thinker, I know This particular can be challenging. as well as at the same time, what I know for sure will be in which there’s a reason you’re called a human BEING as opposed to a human DOING – time to BE will be far more important to your life than time to DO. So create some time to BE as well as watch your life improve.