Thursday is one of the days when I participate in a weekly online professional gathering at noon. This week's topic was navigating disorientation, something we all seem to be able to relate to these days. My wise psychologist colleagues pointed out how routines serve to ground us and help us mark time. This insight has me thinking about ways I can introduce additional day-of-the-week routines to my current state of being. Are you feeling disoriented about what day and/or date it is? Do you have daily rituals that help you mark time? What routines do you find helpful or comforting?
3 entries categorized "Time"
One of my goals for this year has been to "make time," to carve out more time to do what's important to me. I've been surprised at my success with this goal. What I've been doing to make it happen: meditating, keeping electronics off, writing portable to-do lists and using small slices of time. I find that I accomplish more of what I want to do; I waste less time and I spend less energy grumbling about not having enough time. Can you offer tips for creating time or managing time?
What's more important: quality time or quantity time? My conclusion is that quality time sprouts in "quantity time" fields. Without a vast field that can foster spontaneous moments of pure quality, quality time (think a day's visit to an adventure park) looks like a potted plant sitting alone on a shelf. A potted plant might be nice to look at, but it's disconnected, needing only a little water now and then. A field, on the other hand, requires vigorous tending: sowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing.