Are you wasting time on things that don’t really matter in your life? Here are some traps:
Internet browsing is the time sucker that makes us waste a lot of time looking up dumb stuff we really don’t need to know. Maybe some of it do want to know, but do we really retain it or do we get bombarded with info and then get confused? Is there a focus there? Could you put your phone down more often and not need to figure out the answer to a random fact right that very minute?
Being too involved in other people’s lives is pointless to our soul. This doesn’t mean you don’t help others. With my coaching, I make other people’s lives my business when they let me in and ask for advice. But I don’t like to gossip, concern myself with how others live, judge their way versus mine, or be a know-it-all. I know a lot but then again, I’m always learning and if we’re not open to wisdom which comes from many channels and people, we do not grow. If we focus on others, it can be a distraction from our own stuff we need to work on.
Combine those together and we can be measuring ourselves up to someone else’s social media world. In reality, there are many versions of us, no matter how you slice it. We are a work self, mommy/daddy self, best foot forward self, having a bad day self, and more. Is one of us more real? Nope. they are all of us. Do NOT look at a picture of anyone’s life, business, or body and envy it. Being jealous sucks your life force and does nothing but make you feel bad. It can shift into needing to tear them down or think they’re phony in a way to build our energy back up. Think of it as a video game character who is losing power and has to collect coins to build it back up. Yes, I’m of the old Nintendo from back in the day with Super Mario Brothers. You will only build your life force from within. Focus on you. Do the soul stuff.
Talking about what isn’t working, complaining, looking at your faults, past mistakes, regrets, the roadblocks? Have you ever heard the quote by Albert Einstein, “No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created it.” Is anyone else as guilty of this that I am? I have been zapped by this with my kids. The three in the middle, the boys, can be insane together. Think the Three Musketeers only the Trio of Madness, Chaos, and Messes. Or maybe Fighting, Crying, and Laughing would be their names. As many watch referees on TV when the football games are on, they could just come on over here as see me give time-outs and try to keep my sanity. Those refs go home and I can’t escape my job. I am making an effort to shift this bad habit I’ve gotten back into. I need to schedule in “me” time for sure.
Worrying is the last one I’ll list today, cause they are more, but these jumped out at me today. With illnesses, wars, and fear-mongers, you can want to build a bunker and live in survival mode. Will this give you the life you want to lead? No way, Jose. It’s impossible. You can be smart, eat healthy, pray/meditate/set intentions, and then you just gotta live. Today is what you have. That is all you have. Make the very best of the precious gem of the present.