Times seem hectic in this ever changing world. Just when I think things are going to calm down and I can get back into balance, something new crops up. There are many activities that can suck up our time. I know that as I seem to have gotten busier and busier, knowing I’m getting older, and getting wiser too, I now take a hard look at what I don’t have time for or what I refuse to say YES to. I think it’s imperative to be able to take the time to figure out just what is important to us. What will serve others best. What will serve us best.
I love this little video. Enjoy this little ditty – it will definitely get your knee a bouncin’.
And, here are 4 principles I try to live by as well that help with my precious time. Maybe you’ll catch a little tidbit that will help you in your busy life.
- Do not be a chronic procrastinator. This is the path to assassination of our destinies. The paralysis of analysis. If what you’re shuffling your feet on feels right – do it – if not, get rid of it. If it’s something that you think you’ve wanted to do for a long time and haven’t, re-evaluate and make the decision to either do it and put a date on it or get rid of it. Just tell yourself that you don’t have time for that!
- Eliminate negative associations. Who needs the 3 P’s? Permanently Problematic People. When someone shows you how they are and they are negative, break up with them.
- Avoid backward associations or people who only talk about what they did or what happened YEARS ago. I mean, we don’t talk much about the worm, but love and cherish the butterfly, right? Why stay in the past? It’s useless. You can’t drive forward looking in your rear view mirror.
- Get rid of stagnant innovation. Are you there? Why not be creative, be free to create a new thing, re-create something about yourself that’s not serving you. Try something different. If you’re the smartest person on the bus, change buses! If you’re bored, you’re probably boring – mix it up. Who would you like to be like? Go hang out with them, study them.
- Do not be intimidated. Not by anything and not by other people especially. Do not feed the spirit of powerlessness. Get up and move your feet. We can all do anything that we want. The resources are there – go get them, use them. If you are feeling unloved, like you’re losing your mind, that’s not from God. Look for a mentor, someone who you know and trust and can confide in. Just talking things out can help. GO FOR IT!
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