Before the lock down, our lives are extremely busy.
After the lock down, our lives are extremely boring.
Neither way is good for us but the contrast have helped us contemplate on where the middle ground should be going forward….after our release from isolation.
So how do we achieve a balanced life? Where do we draw a line on when to stop, when to do less or do more?
Here are 3 guiding principles:
1. Listen To Your Body
Our body is always giving us a signal when the engine is overheated or under-used
If you are beginning to fall ill, having aches and pains, heart racing, head pounding… these are signals from your body that you need to slow down
If you are restless, non-motivated, always feeling exhausted, your body is telling you that you are exerting your energy on things you are not enjoying
Take cue from your body and know when to stop or change gear
2. The Mental Discipline of Prioritisation
There are always one thousand and one things we want and need to do in our 24 hour window
That's how the habit of multi-tasking is entrained within our mind, causing great distractions, inability to stay focused and complete anything with 100% dedication
To regain balance, you need to prioritise.
My personal method for prioritisation is an intention-based formula. For example, during this circuit breaker, my intention is work on long overdue plans that I have been procastinating for my work. And that is to create more valuable contents for my audiences. Hence, everyday, I will make sure that tasks related to this intention is top priority to stay on track. There will be many ideas and panic actions that will come in the way but I will stop them from interfering with my priority list.
This helps me stay focused and ensure that I succeed in whatever that I have set out to do
3. Choose Kind
This is the utmost guiding principle and motto for my life. Whenever I am lost and confused, I fall back to kindness
Choosing the action and response that aligns with kindness makes the outcome gratifying no matter what it is
Kindness unto yourself, you soul, your life the people you loved, the soul community and mother earth
Technique of the Day:
Balance meditation can be practised using the alternate breathing technique and today I have added a new variation which is to focus your breathing on a single side, one at a time.
About The Author
Silvia is a passionate holistic coach and therapist. Her engaging and creative personality makes traditional meditation, fun and easy for the contemporary minds. She specialises in personalised coaching for mindfulness and meditation. She is also a certified Emotion Code™ practitioner for those who are seeking emotional healing. Silvia founded Shan Living Mindfulness Studio in Singapore, her beloved hometown. Her warmly exclusive services are available both in-studio and online, catering to busy city dwellers.
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