Have you ever thought about decluttering your schedule?
I have been clearing and de-cluttering lately, and it feels so nice and fresh. It reminds me that just as I can clear out a wardrobe or kitchen cupboard, I can also don’t have to clutter up my schedule. It is important to keep some time clear just as it is important to keep some cupboard space clear.
Do you schedule every minute with things to do?
How would life feel if there was some space between tasks and appointments?
- Space for ‘life’ to reach you?
- Space for inspiration?
- Space for feeling into the flow?
- Space to feel inner freedom?
Sometimes the words used to describe finding space have negative connotations, you know like lazy, indolent, laggard, slovenly, slacking off.
We have been conditioned to think these are all bad things, but are you going to let that stop you? I wonder whether we haven’t learnt that it is okay to make space for life?
Don’t get me wrong, if we were like that all the time, just sitting around for days on end, then perhaps there would be a problem. In case you don’t know, I’m a doer much of the time.
Leaving some unstructured time in our day seems so counter to the ‘making the most of every moment’ efficiency that we are supposed to have theses days. But I have found it is really useful.
Maybe that is why we have had to add more formal downtime in practices such as restorative yoga, massage and healing practices – because otherwise we don’t leave time to just be?
Supported restorative yoga, deep relaxation, shavasana and meditation are all practices that we can use to find space.
How do you de-clutter your time?
Do you leave any time in your day to just be?
Much more meaning than is teased out here can be taken from these cards, this is just a start.
You can purchase your own set of these ‘Yoga off the mat, contemplations to enrich your practice’ cards from the store HERE and postage is free in Australia. They make a perfect gift too.
The gorgeous original picture on the front of each card is by Gayle Stone Art.