If we want to be clearer, more connected and more in the flow of life one of the main tools that I teach is that we have to implement some form of meditation into our lives. Meditation is a direct link to connecting with Source and getting beyond our incessant mind chatter to our peace. I know that in our culture meditation isn’t always feasible or practical for many of us, but I would encourage you to find a way to fit some form into your life. If you are consistent with it it will yield amazing results.
The fact is that we need to implement some kind of techniques that will help us reduce all the mind chatter if we want to live a more “spirited” life. If we want to reduce our stress, feel more peaceful and enjoy our life path more we have to find ways to allow our minds to “empty” out. But as I say it can be hard to do on a consistent basis, so today I want to give you a practical tool that is an amazingly powerful way to help clear your mind.
This tool comes from a book called “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. It is something that I use all the time and helps me and my clients immensely!
It is called the 3 “D”‘s When you have things that you have on your mind that need to get done try this: Make a list and apply one of the following “D”‘s to it and suddenly you will feel freer and more clear in your head.
1. DO- If there is something that you need or want to get done and it will take you less that 5 mins to accomplish it then DO IT!
Whether its responding to emails, picking up those clothes on the floor, clearing your desk (well that may take more time! lol) oiling that door that has been squeaking for years or calling that friend you haven’t touched base with just to say “Hi”. You will be amazed at how many things you have been putting off and how quickly they can get done and out of your head! This one concept is one that I carry with me all the time and has literally changed my life!
2. DUMP IT- If there is something that you need or want to do that you deem not so important and that you don’t HAVE to do, then DUMP it. We tend to put so much pressure on ourselves to DO something when in reality in doesn’t HAVE to be done immediately if ever. If it does HAVE to be done and it will take more that 5 mins. to accomplish, then chuck it up into smaller steps that can be done in a reasonable amount of time.
3. DELEGATE IT- If there is something that you need to get done, but you can have someone else help you with it, then ask… Many times we go through life like we are SUPERPERSON who can do all things by ourselves. Just having some help in accomplishing things is a huge relief. For example one of things that really has relieved a lot of pressure for me is that I no longer DO my own laundry. I take it in and have someone else do it. It costs me maybe 4 dollars more, but that is a HUGE relief of time and pressure on me. I know that there are things that people can either DO with you or they can DO the whole thing…
Here’s to clearer head and to getting things done!