Thursday, July 15, 2010

When life gets busy

Wow, it's been busy. I use to have a very busy life. During tax season I've put in as many as 80-90 hours a week but since I've been off for a year now life has slowed down. Overall I'm very happy for that. I've learned to really enjoy my time but the last couple of weeks have been crazy busy! I have no complaints I've been doing a lot of good things & I've been enjoying my daughters visit but it dawned on me that when life gets busy it's harder to stay focused in the current moment.

I've written many times about how life is about living in the now & enjoying every moment of everyday. I've learned to do this almost automatically. Just enjoying where I'm at & what I'm doing without worry about what's next. Even when I've had things planned I never worried about them, I just enjoyed where I was at. Then the last 2 weeks happened & I became busier then I've been in a long time. Did I lose living in the moment? Did I create expectations about what will happen next?

No, what I discovered is that even in the busiest times you can can enjoy the moment you're in. It's not easy. You can get swept away with all the busyness. But with practice it is possible. I've really enjoyed the past couple of weeks & in addition to living in each moment, I enjoyed looking back at the end of the day & reflecting on the things I did & what I learned from the day. This is a daily practice we can all do & allowing yourself to stay open to the lessons of each day can move your life to new heights!!

Trust that even in the busiest times living in the current moment is the best way to be. Practice letting go of the list of things that are yet to come. Focus on where your at & what your doing & enjoy!! Life is about living & it unfolds in every moment of everyday...don't miss out. Enjoy your life today!!

Till Monday,



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Rachana Shakyawar said...

Fleeting time...I concentrate on daily delights as a routine!

~Well written...It made me to breath slow...look around and see the whole..there were so many missing aspects everyday..I did not realised it..untill I folowed my own breathing sequence.

~Keep the Spark ALive..
~Bill you are doing just great!

YogaSavy said...

I have noticed that when life gets busy we forget to be present in it. Thank you for this reminder. I look forward to reading your posts.

Women Awakened said...

In the busiest times, I'm in the moment, of my business. It's not the same as quiet meditation time, but work can also be very meditative once you get in the flow of what you're doing. I think it's when you're busy doing something and your attention is elsewhere, that you are not in the moment.

Myrna R. said...

When I get busy, I often forget to be present and in the moment. Thanks for your thoughts.