What is contentment? How about this: wherever I am is wherever I am meant to be, whatever I am doing is whatever I am meant to be doing and whatever everyone else is doing is exactly what they are meant to be doing.
If you do want to change where you are, or what you are doing, the first thing is to be content with wherever you are and whatever you are doing right now! Paradoxically, that's what usually attracts opportunities and invitations to be somewhere else. This is because you are a living magnet, and contentment is one of your most attractive qualities.
Your dominant thoughts will attract the right people and circumstances into your life. Being content right now attracts the best possible future.
(I'm taking a break next week so there will be no blog on 28th August 2019.)
Do you like to multi-task? For many people, the ability to multi-task is like a badge of honour, as if they are saying, “Look how many things I can juggle at once! Aren’t I impressive and capable?” But increasingly, they are finding that they don’t do any of these tasks particularly well. They can flit between several different things and think they’re doing something pretty special, when really, they are not doing anything very effectively. It all becomes a bit tiresome.
Then I came across the phrase ‘mono-tasking’, when only one thing is done at any time. By focusing on just the one job, it can be done efficiently; and increasingly, I’m finding that I enjoy it more too. I can relax out of the whirlwind of being ever-so-busy and lean into the singular task in hand. It’s a great feeling to corral my thoughts and actions into one task, staying focused and in the flow. It takes a bit of practice, but like all skills worth having, I need to put the time in. So, from now on, it’s one thing at a time.
Flexibility is often viewed as a sign of body fitness. But what about a flexible mind? When we consider that our minds can be flexible too, we can adjust to and accommodate most things, whilst maintaining a sense of well-being. True tolerance makes us flexible. The ability to bend without breaking is linked to the amount of tolerance we develop.
When we are fully flexible in our minds, we are then more able to adjust to unexpected, negative and difficult situations. Perhaps something to consider during these ‘interesting’ times… And whilst you’re at it, try to avoid sitting or slumping for too long and try to move around a bit more to maintain your body’s flexibility!
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