What's Really Important
From the best selling book Don't Sweat The Small Stuff, chapter 94 addresses the issue of getting to know what is really important. It's very easy to become easily overwhelmed in daily responsibilities and be tempted to postpone what is most important in life. One of the author's recommendations is to keep asking yourself, "What's really important?"
What I find to be helpful is to start each day with meditation. This is a reminder for me that peace of mind, body and spirit comes first. Despite the multitude of responsibilities that may be on my schedule for the day, I know I have a choice to place my focus on keeping myself in alignment so I can do a better job for what lies ahead.
By taking the time each day to figure out what is really important to you in life and focusing your greatest amount of energy towards that will make a big difference in how you experience life. You will actually become more present-moment oriented and that will naturally reduce stress.
If you take just a few minutes each day to check in with yourself to ask what really is important you may find that all along you have been in conflict with what is important to you. By taking two steps back and becoming more present-oriented you will effectively reduce stress and be happier with how your day unfolds.
Mary Jane Kasliner ~ Feng Shui Master & Yogi