Make a Commitment – and stick to it. Be more conscious of the repercussions of making commitments: the impact on others when we don’t honor the commitments we make and the depleting our energy reserves with over-committing. Don’t say yes to something then change your mind when “something better comes along”. The key to simple living is to be discerning and commit only to things we want to allow into our experiences.
I have become very mindful of this habit, and have noticed that people are so busy, and want to do so many things, so we say YES to too many things. When we allow ourselves to be pulled in too many directions, this can create feelings of anxiety and frustration, which upsets our emotional and mental equilibrium. In short we create our own stress.
The other factor to consider is our energy system. When we have been out in the world all day, at work or even shopping at the mall, our senses are bombarded by all the activities going on, by the energy of people in our space. When we arrive home from all that stimulation, we are exhausted, and might be tempted to just veg out in front of the television. Much of the material we watch is of a lower vibration, so we become more depressed, and we crawl off to bed, and start it all over again the next day. This cycle can become ingrained in our daily habits, and we wonder why we feel so blah… so tired and run down.
Awareness is the key to breaking this cycle. Be mindful of where you are expending your energy, and where you are making commitments. Manage your time to include self care and self nurturing (change your paradigm if you think this is SELF-ISH).
When asked to make a commitment ask yourself: do I really have the time, is this important to me, and is it worth committing to in my overall plan. If any of these answers are no, then become comfortable with saying NO.
If the answer is YES, then be mindful of your commitment and keep it. Many times when we are involved in uplifting activities, we can go away feeling refreshed and revitalized. You might get home and don’t feel like going back out again, but once you get to your activity, often you are very glad you went.
Awareness is the key to changing your patterns and ingrained habits to develop more healthy ways of simple living. If you are struggling with identifying your patterns, or with changing them you can work on the energetic level with a shaman. Contact Deanna at www.wind-haven.com