Are you addicted to being busy? Isn’t it about time you started using your time more effectively, so you can get stuff done and still have time to enjoy life, look after yourself or be with those you love?
You know all about the benefits of mindfulness, and it seems like a good idea, but you either can’t get started, or you don’t keep it up. Why?
Many people think that venting anger is useful and healthy. I would say it very much depends what you mean by ‘venting’.
”When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
Mindfulness won’t necessarily stop us getting annoyed with each other (though with time it can definitely turn down the temperature) but it can help hugely with how we deal with that annoyance.
‘I feel like I’m about to explode inside.’ This is how my son, whose exams start Monday, said how he felt yesterday. What he was describing was a massive build up of cortisol.
If things in our lives are not going as well as we’d like it’s tempting to blame others or simply circumstances. However, more often than we’d probably like to admit, it may be that we are subconsciously sabotaging our own lives.
Do you find yourself thinking any of these things?
‘I just need to clear my desk before I get started.’
‘I’ll start by dealing with my email, ease myself into the day.’
‘How on earth did it get to 6pm and I haven’t actually got anything done?!’
If so, you probably already know you’re prone to procrastination. This habit of putting things off until the last minute can be a minor irritation for some people, and a major problem for others.
I was brought up to believe I could ‘have it all’, but what I didn’t really understand was that I couldn’t have it all at the same time without burnout.