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Worry, because god has my back
Getting outside more to enjoy nature,( I am not fond f the cold) exercising and do things that I enjoy rather than checking out social media or being like a hermit. Be more compassionate towards my spouse, give her some personal space when needed and understand her work difficulties rather than trying to help solve them or feel neglected.
Spend more time reading for pleasure and less time on social media
I could reach out to help others. Not something that flows naturally for me. I could do less of looking at news feeds, am doing less of that.
Less judgement of self and others. More acceptance.
Tap into my creative mind and partake in activities that truly better the mind and body. Less time on social media and my phone.
More time at the banjo and less time on the internet. I realize I’m trading one time-wasting device for another. Striking a balance is all about its quality; one of these will improve.
more being relaxed, less being driven to fill every moment
more being spontaneous, less having to timetable my every moment
More acts of creativity
Less complaining and judgements
I could do a lot more volunteering and helping others. I used to give way to much of myself that I had to cut back. Now I’ve cut back too much- need to find a happy-medium!
I could use my phone a lot less! I waste so much time on websites and games. I’ve already cut out over an hour most days, would love to cut back another hour too!
I am sitting too much, now that I am retired! I am working to change that pattern–of course, snow and ice haven’t helped here.
I can move more even around the house.
Spring is coming!
More Wabi-Sabi and less hokey-pokey.
dear John . . . 🙂
More spontaneous acts of kindness.
Less judgement of others, including the the judgements unspoken.
As the song goes…I go with more
“You’ve got to ac-Cent-Chu-Aate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative….
and less and less…. mess’n with Mister In-Between”
More praying, less complaining.
More movement, less sitting.
More poems, fewer news articles.
More books, fewer screens.
I could spend more time being positive and having faith and spend less time worrying.
More meaningful action; more slow, deep breaths. Less second-guessing; less meaningless action; less questioning of what is meaningful versus meaningless.
More fun, laughter and humor. Spend time with people with whom there is mutual delight and joy. Minimize time with gloomy people or situations where I am chronically irritated.
More exploring and enjoying the outdoors, in all kinds of weather.
Have a morning time to be still before the day’s work.
DO MORE: listening to music and the messages the Creator sends. I will connect to the Earth & the Creator EVERYDAY. A lot of people around me do not get what it is to be a chosen healer from our Creator. They do not understand the signals, messages, struggles and feelings between nature and I, therefore I will keep my thoughts to myself. I am going to create a FB Private group so I am able to reunite with fellow members of my tribe who shares similar/same beliefs as I do
DO LESS: DO NOT share, listening to and discussing my values & connections with others who are not apart of my Tribe. Since I am an empath their questioning & so what childish energy transfers to me. I have begun praying/meditating for a glass barrier between myself and other energies to reduce the amount of energy that is passing through me.
Like many people, I should spend less time dwelling on the negative things that pop up during my day (so that they don’t take over the whole day.) I recently watched a Ted Talk about how, scientifically, it is harder to get back to your baseline of neutral emotions after something negative has impacted you than if something positive happens to you. Aka it takes a little more effort to drop those negative thoughts (and its easy to forget the positive ones.) Alternatively, I watched a different Ted Talk that mentioned how it’s important to listen and react within the first five seconds when you have a thought or idea about an action that you want to take in the future. Otherwise, there’s a high chance that you’ll never act on it. I’d like to spend more energy following through with those impulses as they come to mind, whether it’s getting out of bed the first time my alarm goes off or following through on an activity or goal.
What could I do more of? More sleep, more meditation & quiet time, read more and eat more fruit.🍎
What could I do less of? Spend less time taking care of everyone else at my own expense. Less anxious thoughts. Less negativity.
I heard the other day that the inconsequential will demand our time but the consequential/the significant l will not place demands on us.
It seems pertinent to this question.
I am trying to determine in my life now what is consequential – what could I be doing more of – and what is inconsequential – what could I be doing less of.
My struggle is – what may be inconsequential to me, my presence or act may be consequential to another –
ex. Is my presence to sit with my family as they watch TV significant to me – NO – and yet is it significant or consequential to the others that we have this share experience – are they feeling a family connection during that time? I do not know…
At this point the tension of this question in my decisions on what I can do more or less of, is cause for discernment and as of now – I have no answer – there no clarity!
So, at present I am repeating the same “flight patterns” until I have some clarity.
Worry less; meditate more; pray without ceasing which is another way of saying “practice the Presence’; exercise more; and definitely I would smile smile more. I’ve heard many meditation teachers say that a smile is the simplest form of meditation. I had a friend (RIP) who use to notice when others looked destressed and she would ask: “How are you today?” If they responded with the standard, “I’m fine” or “I’m good,” She would say, “Then inform your face!” Eckhart Tolle says that it’s important not to turn a situation into a problem. In many situations, I have learned that “less is more.” Sometimes, we just try too hard. In most situations, it’s important to ask myself: “Is this worth falling on my sword?” Accept more and judge less.
Thank you! I needed to read this. Worry less is what I am working on. I do smile a lot, but I think it is because I am so used to turning the other cheek, even when the words that are being say cut like a sharp knife, I smile back. I am praying without ceasing to find the calm in my heart. Thank you for your post, it really spoke to me this morning. Blessings to you.
Ana Maria, Are you familiar with Toltec Wisdom? Have you heard of the book, “The Four Agreements?” I have found it quite helpful. .
I could live in the present more and think about the future less.
I could focus on the good things in others and not on their negative traits.
I could take much much care of my health, eating nourishing foods and practicing yoga and meditating.
I could spend less time on my phone and watsapp.
I could certainly spend more time outdoors. Nature has a supernatural power to soothe the heart and mind of humans. Better than the greatest artwork, more stirring than the most maginificent piece of music, the natural world is God’s representative to humankind.
And, I could certainly read less news. I go days without reading any news, and then something catches my eye and I binge on ALL the news. It’s not good for me, emotionally or mentally.
I could reach out to my siblings more. And to other loved ones..
I could worry about my job less. I’m not worried about losing it. It’s more worry about the unrealistic expectations by our regional team, and the worry about hiring the right people for my department’s current openings. I’m also worried about our Team Leader coming back from his paternity leave. He’s not a good leader, and it’s time to lay some things on the table. Something I haven’t been very good at in the past, but I’m preparing myself because it’s the right thing to do.
Blessing to you.
I could do more resting, meditating and enjoying this moment.
I could do less worrying about my future. As I get older my illness is gradually getting worse and I get worried; but what will be will be and I have been through some really scary and tough times before in this life so I need to have the confidence that I will cope with whatever the future holds for me.
I hear you and I relate. Blessings always and all ways.
I have amazing people in my life & I can certainly do a better job of sharing how beautiful they are. When I explore the intricate qualities of each person it amazes me. I should share my truth with them & the world at large.
And, so that leads me to generate less energy on the negative, fruitless, extraneous nonsense. It’s easy to get caught up in “the nonsense” & it can spiral quickly.
Focus on the beauty. Ditch the peauty (petty🙂).
My thoughts….at times think more, but at other times think less.
Good morning, everyone.
I could do more habitual work and less ruminating.
Holly, I’ve not heard the word “ruminate” for many years and it reminds me that I’m a consummate ruminate-or. Thank you! Sometimes, we don’t even realize what’s going on inside our heads. Self talk is not always healthy. I heard a speaker several years ago say, “Sometimes I have to call a meeting for the voices in my head and remind them who is chairman of the board.”
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
why does that sound familiar?
I love this Carol, as well as Linda! I’ll try to be the president when worry overwhelms my mind.
I love this! Thank you, Carol. You gave me a way to manage the ongoing chatter in my head!
With this pandemic altering our lives now for nearly twelve months, I should be doing less eating and more exercising! Maybe tomorrow!
LOL – this made me giggle – thank you!!!
Haha, me too Kevin. Maybe tomorrow 😂
Holly, I want to thank you for your words of wisdom a couple of weeks ago regarding my far right family member. You gave me permission somehow to just let her be for now. It has really helped.
I’m glad to hear it! 🙂
I would ruminate less, not worry or fret so much about work or money or the fear of “what if”. I would be kinder, more generous. I would be more present in the moment and see and experience the awe of the world each day.
I could/need to start volunteering. I need to do less ordering Uber Eats – convenient but gets expensive.
It seems that of late I have been preoccupied with outcomes. In the sense of weighing and judging my activities based on how it will further myself. This is I believe a bit over emphasized and so less of that would be a good goal. More writing. Never enough LOL. Even better, more GOOD writing (whatever that means).
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