Time Management Tips - Create A Personal Sanctuary With Solitude
Time management tips can empower you to add meaning to your current life. Ultimately, you shape each moment of your day for balance, satisfaction, and productivity. Are you so busy now that it's hard to assess just how well your time choices work for you? Perhaps you are tired, rundown, frantic, or simply out of sync with yourself. If so, now is the time to create a personal sanctuary with solitude.
Creating a Sanctuary
Your sanctuary can be very simple. All it really needs is you, free from outside distractions for a certain period of time. You can replenish yourself with stillness.
When you create a quiet space to look within, your time is truly your own. Your shoulders relax. What a comfort it is to soften into a deeper layer of awareness. You experience how effortlessly your body performs all the intricate dances of sustaining your life. Like music, your body moves to a cadence of heartbeat and breathing,
Solitude is created by mindfulness, one breath at a time. With practice, you can tune in to the still-point of silence anywhere. But it is especially helpful to create a special time every day to encounter your essential self. Experienced meditators know that the regularity of entering a personal sanctuary creates an inner trust. You know that no matter how agitated, angry or distracted you may feel, you give yourself an opportunity to rebalance.
So in addition to dedicating a regular time to come home to yourself, you may wish to set aside a special corner. Collect touchstones that help you transition inward. You may find that the glow of a candle, a special scent or favorite poem helps you travel within. They may even create paths to precious memories and intuitive awakenings.
What a Personal Sanctuary Provides for You
Solitude helps you directly experience that you are enough. You have enough. Inner peace blossoms within you. Assimilating your wholeness helps you review the rash of demands upon your time from a fresh perspective. Urgency lessens. Prioritizing becomes easier. So does turning down invitations and demands that could clutter your time.
That is why solitude is essential. It strengthens the very core of your wisdom. And strength begets courage. When you dispel that gnawing illusion that you desperately need something dangling just out of reach in the perpetual future, you can make time decisions that are grounded and realistic.
Time and the Timeless in Your Sanctuary
Christin Lore Weber wrote eloquently of inner sanctuary and solitude in her book, The Finding Stone. In one meditation, she wrote:
"I will know the place, It is quiet there... It is the place of my beginning, and the place of my ending. It is where I am whole. It is worth the journey... It is my true self."
Visit this sanctuary often to cultivate your solitude. In its fathomless depths, you touch the magic of the moment, and open the gift of simply being alive.
How can you safeguard your sanctuary, and create a time management plan based upon this deepened awareness?
by: Paula Eder