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  1. T
    Toirdelbach30913

    A couple of ways. Kind of understand the ways now it is time to act rightly.

    1 year ago
  2. Dusty Su

    Better time management. Guided by mindfulness, prioritizing, and clear-cut practices with the non-negotiables put first daily. Create ABC task lists of importance the night before and eat my frog first each morning (do the unpleasant tasks first) rather than getting swept up in life’s demands. Build in good practices as a priority that would make up a good life.

    A real trap for me is social media/personal messages from all around the world. Not for the entertainment, but to respond to some genuine life and death, or deep and meaningful inquiries/discussions. I show up for other’s needs, but not always enough to LIFE. You cannot give from an empty cupboard and I’d like to have lived out my life with a good balance of give and take, of doing and being. I am getting better at this as I age, but needed the reminder today through this question. THANK YOU!

    1 year ago
    1. Don Jones

      Frogs are a different sort of “green”.

      1 year ago
      1. Dusty Su

        They can be brown and bitter too. But they are best served up first and over and done with so that dessert can be enjoyed…ha!

        1 year ago
  3. SK

    By being mindful of this one moment which is all I have.

    1 year ago
  4. Linda

    I spend too much time on my computer in the mornings, reading the news and answering emails. I am retired and it can really become a time sink! If I stop after a certain amount of time, no matter what, I think I will be more available to life.

    1 year ago
    1. Dusty Su

      I am so guilty of this too…

      1 year ago
  5. GratefulOne

    Pay more attention. I admit I do not pay as good attention as I should sometimes. I am re-reading a book called Socrates Express by Eric Weiner. One of the chapters is called “How To Pay Attention”. The writer references French philosopher Simone Weil. Here is a quote : “We do not obtain the most precious gifts by going in search of them but by waiting for them.” – Simone Weil

    1 year ago
  6. Don Jones

    If I don’t do what I cannot do, that is OK, but if I do not do what I can do, then my life will be a tragedy.

    1 year ago
    1. GratefulOne

      Great quote

      1 year ago
  7. Neil

    By noticing & feeling my emotions free of judgement and then taking the time to look at their origin and determine if they are helping me stay connected to love, gratitude and kindness.

    1 year ago
  8. Elaine

    By giving much less psychic energy to regrets and self criticism — tendencies which are tiresome and life denying.

    1 year ago
  9. Nelson

    I’ve been committing myself to a specific time of day everyday to stop working. Last night, I actually finished my things to do list early. Although, at first, it felt awkward to be complete. Then again, I’ve been doing some mental health work around my feelings of inadequacy. So I did what I’ve been advised to do and do something that makes me feel good. I treated myself to some wine and snacks. I sat outside to watch the sunset with my 2 dogs. I must say, I became so calm and centered.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      This was helpful to me, Nelson. Thank you.

      1 year ago
  10. Toni

    Get rid of debt. Let no debt remain outstanding except to love one another. Romans 13:8 A friend just got locked out of owning an apartment due to dept to income. I didn’t know what that meant so I looked it up. It showed me that I must reduce a credit card debt in order to increase my credit score in the event I plan to move at some point. It was a wake up call to me. When you know better you do better. I can do better and I must. Anything that weighs me down I must do my best to conquer. I don’t know what the future holds but I’d like to be ready for anything.

    1 year ago
  11. Katrina

    Find a place to volunteer my time, energy and passion for helping others. I have been slow to do that since our move, then COVID. Now it’s time to start exploring that again.

    1 year ago
  12. Y
    Yram

    Just by showing up!

    1 year ago
  13. C
    Cliff

    Breathe and as best possible be in and aware of the present. Listening seems like a reasonable venue to availability.

    1 year ago
  14. Patricia

    I looked at this question just in terms of my last 24 hours… and I realize I was “available” in a variety of ways – to a friend in need, to one of my daughters… to the hummingbirds who needed fresh sugar water in their feeders…to….there is a list. It’s a question to ask every day: was I available? And did I choose wisely as to what/who to be available to?

    1 year ago
  15. DeVonna

    By taking care of myself so that I will be here!
    I, take my daily walk, take my medicines on time, take my vitamins, eat right, pray and meditate, support my faith community.

    1 year ago
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