Goals are dreams with a deadline. Do you have both short-term and long-term goals? If you set a few hours aside each week—Sunday evening is my favorite—you can develop goals that you can easily transfer into short to do lists. Each week you could choose one short-term goal and one long-term goal. The trick is if you finish the either goal during that week—do not choose more. Instead reward yourself for living a balanced life.
If your life is out of whack, the first thing I do when this happens to me is to evaluate on a short note how much time I’m spending with the major areas of my life. Generally—but not always—I am spending too much time living in the past or in the future. Forgetting about today through mindfulness exercises is the major way I get out of sorts—emotionally and all ways.
Mindfulness takes such a little bit of time for the vast rewards it gives to my serenity. I have to have that inner calm to make and keep goals and to enjoy my life everyday. Some of my favorite places for mindfulness exercises are:
(1) Anxiety Insights: Workplace Meditation and Yoga can Lower Stress--“
Twenty minutes per day of guided workplace meditation and yoga combined with six weekly group sessions can lower feelings of stress by more than 10 percent and improve sleep quality in sedentary office employees, a pilot study suggests.
The study offered participants a modified version of what is known as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a program established in 1979 to help hospital patients in Massachusetts assist in their own healing that is now in wide use around the world.
(2) Jack Canfield in Shift Your Life to be More in Line With Your Vision writes about: ”Where are Your Habits Leading You?”