Time. That elusive thing that disappears each day.
That gets quicker as we get older.
On Monday I mentioned I was following Arianna Huffington’s 21 day meditation On Becoming Fearless.
Money: A Love Story by Kate Northrup (one of my favourite reads for women) suggests 21 days of writing down 3 specific things that you Value about yourself to form a solid foundation to positively impact your financial standing and own self worth.
21 days is the TIME most agree it takes to create a new habit, and short and sweet is my suggested way to go.
In your first 21 days as a new mother I doubt if you have more than a nano second to contemplate anything other than what’s right in front of you but as you ease more into motherhood taking just a few minutes or short moments a day for you to quieten your mind can be blissful.
In Miracles Now, 108 Life Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow and Finding Your True Purpose, New York Times Best Selling Author Gabrielle Bernstein suggests meditation several times (in her book, not per day) – to release childhood anger; to release irrationality; for memory and my personal favourite, to mediDATE for a date.
But she doesn’t suggest you spend 30 minutes plus on a meditation pillow. No Siree!
As she says, “We are overwhelmed enough. Our spiritual practice can’t add to that sense of overwhelm. Instead, our practice must be designed to bust through the stress and feelings of being overwhelmed fast so we can live with ease. “
Basically as Arianna’s meditation partner advises and my favourite quote of the series “in the quiet lies the answer to every question”.
Even if that quiet is just a couple of minutes before your head hits the pillow or the first few moments when you wake up.
When you allow yourself some quiet into your day, every day; and make it a regular commitment, a daily practice, something you do without really even thinking – your thinking will change and you can find yourself, calmer, clearer and hot-darn happy!
Find the Time. Make the Time. Re-prioritize for just a little space in your world.
Trust me. It works!