Set Aside time to THINK.
How busy is your life? We don’t often sit and ponder this question. Maybe we realize we are busy, too busy, but we rationalize and accept it. After all, aren’t we supposed to be industrious members of society and hard-working Americans?
We typically divide our lives into a few sectors: family, work, recreation. The lives of those with children are even busier still. When we aren’t taking the kids to school or some sort of practice, making sure the house is in order, staying late to meet work deadlines, running errands, or sneaking in a 30min exercise, we tend to spend what few moments we do have surfing the net, watching TV, Netflix, or some other form of entertainment.
Few of us actively set aside time to…well, THINK. Actively thinking/meditating on yourself and aspects of your life is one of the hallmarks of happiness. It’s this self-reflection that allows us to see where we stand in light of our past and where our lives our headed into the future. This purposeful thinking also lets us analyze our emotions, and helps us see the steps we must take to make not only ourselves happy, but those around us as well.
When we come to this point, our mind and body can truly work together. This is the essence of being well and living life to the fullest!