I'm Making It: Activities for Weeks 11 and 12
Make up your mind to do only one thing at a time.
I know this seems like a small thing, but it will have a big impact on your day and your life.
Multitasking has become way of life for many of us. Some of us have become experts at juggling many tasks all at once—we answer the phone, read our emails, fold the laundry and pay our bills all in the same minute.
Our brains are forced to sort out all kinds of demands, and we are demanding them to function appropriately with confusing, chaotic and never-ending requests. Multitasking is just exhausting.
Today, just do one thing at a time. Try it! Give each task its own time to be what it is meant to be and allow yourself the time to focus on it.
If you do one thing at a time, this day will be less frantic and feel slower, and you will be less stressed. You'll love it!
Take a moment to write in your journal about the day. How did it feel? Was there a difference?
Make time to just be.
I know this sounds a bit wacky, but what I am suggesting is that you take a few moments and just sit and clear your mind. Rest—don't plan anything. Be still and look out the window, put your feet up, sit quietly and feel life slow down.
So many of us think we need to be moving all the time, doing something, but the truth is you don't have to. Give yourself permission to just be. Take a few moments at the end of the day to record your thoughts about just being.
Make a bath and soak in it.
Stepping out of our busy lives and into a warm, waiting bath is heavenly. Allow yourself to rejuvenate, rest, float and be in the warm water. Everything slows down in the bath, including your heart rate, your thoughts and the world.
People all over the world and for centuries have espoused the healing properties of "taking the water." You too can create a healing sanctuary by lighting candles, by pouring the perfect scented lavender oil in the water or by tuning into your favorite sonata on the radio while you soak.
Make this time your time and float away into peacefulness.
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