23-129 Be Selective #3

Today’s Mandala Message: Be Selective With Your Time

This week I’m working through Principle #25 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Drop Out of the ‘Ain’t It Awful’ Club…And Surround Yourself With Successful People”. I set my intention today to ponder the idea of being selective with my time. Even though Canfield mainly focuses on people with this principle, I also feel it’s important to be selective with how I spend my time…along with whom I spend that time.

I’ve come to realize that “time” is a sacred resource…we only have so much of it, so it matters what we do with it. I admit I’m find myself succumbing to social media and other time-wasting distractions which keep me from focusing on my goals. I know that when I’m more distracted than usual, I know I must be getting pretty close to doing something important, something that will bring what I do to a new level, something … that scares me. So when I catch myself in these distractions, I do what I can to get back on track…taking a walk, taking some deep breaths, doing some stretches, …anything to break it up and focus back on my goals.

This may seem like I need to be doing, doing, doing, all the time…and yet I know that taking breaks, napping, resting, reading a fun-to-me book, indulging in a “guilty pleasure” are just as important. The difference is my intention. If I’m intending to work on a goal and am instead scrolling through social media, that means I’ve let myself get distracted. If I set a conscious intention to take some kind of break, then I know I taking care of myself and replenishing my body, mind, and/or spirit.

So how about you? How do you spend your time? Are you selective with your time? Do you notice when you’re distracted?

“Lost time
is never found again.”

— Benjamin Franklin


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