Have you ever had a goal or challenge that you have wanted to achieve but you keep getting sidetracked by less important busywork?
It happens to the best of us. You know that you would feel really great once you have accomplished that goal but you just can’t seem to get out of your own way.
Maybe you divert your attention by looking at emails or Face book or other small tasks that make you feel a small sense of accomplishment, when you know that if you took on that bigger project, you would make great strides in your more compelling goals.
Well I would like to propose a way to help you become more engaged in the project that you might be putting off. It is a way of “being” that you should strive for when doing anything that is important.
It is called “being in flow”.
When you are in flow you feel a sense of calm and happiness. Your creativity comes from a deeper place because you are tapping into your divine inner wisdom. You are focused on that one thing that you are doing and you are not multitasking. You lose yourself in the challenging and important tasks at hand and you enjoy the process.
When I think of times that I am truly in flow, I am fully engaged in what I am doing and time is distorted. I sort of feel as though I am one with whatever I am doing. I often feel it when I am creating a piece of art. I even felt it during a challenging spin class the other day. I felt as though I was one with the music and it propelled me to enjoy the process in a totally different way.
Here are some ways to help you get into flow:
– Your goal should be challenging but not unrealistically difficult
– Stay focused on the project at hand and don’t multi-task
– Stay present in the moment and enjoy the process
– Keep any distractions to a minimum
– Trust your intuition
Now think about that project that you have been wanting to do and consciously put yourself into a state of flow. Create that space for yourself. Maybe you need a quiet house or some classical music or rock and roll. Whatever helps you lose yourself and then become fully engrossed in your project, do it! And then notice the difference about how you feel when you are “in flow”.
Your Partner in Success,
Marianne Cherico helps Baby Boomer women create a life filled with joy, passion and purpose so that they can create a Smokin’ Hot Second Half. She is proud to be a member of this generation of women who changed the world for women, presenting future generations with limitless opportunities to thrive and grow into lives that are meaningful and authentic. It is Marianne’s sincerest pleasure to help these women find their purpose, work through limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs and step into their own brand of magnificence. You can get a taste of Marianne’s teaching by downloading her free report “How to Plan for a Smokin’ Hot Second Half” on her website here: http://www.coachingbymarianne.com.