Today I met up with an old friend, Rachel. We decided to meet on our lunch breaks from work. We went to school together and recently bumped into each other at a yoga class.
We decided that it would be good to have a proper catch, rather than just the rushed chit chat at the beginning and end of the class. It was really good to catch up, we didn’t stop nattering and an hour passed in a flash!
We only arranged the meet up yesterday night. Rachel suggested we should just get on and do it because if we planned too far in advance (like next week) then things would get in our way. It was such a good idea.
At the other extreme I invited another friend round for dinner and we ended up planning it for tonight but we arranged it weeks ago. We both had other commitments that made it a challenge! It took some negotiation to find a day to suit. The benefit of delay is that I have had ore time to look forward to it!
Planning in our diaries can be good for us in some situations and it can mean we keep time free for ourselves when we need it. Sometimes though acting a bit more spontaneously can be fun and can work well, so don’t rule it out. If you know you want to do something then sometimes getting on with it is the best way.
Mindfulness is all about being present in the moment. It doesn’t rule out planning and it doesn’t rule out spur of the moment decisions. In fact mindfulness enables you to do both of these things with better results and more peace of mind.
When you meditate you clear some space in your mind. You see situations clearly so that you can make decisions in either context, with warning or without.
Sound too good to be true? Come on a Revitalise session and see what a difference it could make to your clarity of thought.