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Making Space

Intentional Living

Have you ever been overwhelmed with life? Too many critical decisions, overthinking all the obstacles or possibilities, and a deep sense of exhaustion. This is not what you envisioned your life would be. My suggestion to you is to eliminate some of the “stuff” going on in your life and explore new ways to make more space in each day.

I CAN DO IT

Yes, of course we all want to be that perfect human who jets around the country, makes new friends, is the life of the party and spends quality time with family and friends every weekend. Just like those lovable sit-coms we see on TV! But let’s face the truth and acknowledge that maybe we don’t have to do everything. Yes, I know you could do it, but at what cost?

MULTI-TASKING

Studies have shown that when humans multi-task, we can do more – less efficiently! Make some space to do less and direct your attention to proactively plan and complete projects. By giving yourself more time, you get in that zone where your entire being is flowing with energy and focus. Not only do you get more done, you are excited about what’s in front of you and you are more productive.

FINDING YOUR FLOW

According to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, he defines being in “the zone” as FLOW – a state of heightened focus and blissful immersion. It can’t be too easy of a task or conversely too hard, as both can destroy your motivation. The benefits are great; taking a moment to eliminate some of the distractions in life will help you streamline your activities, deadlines and commitments. Indeed, this concept can be utilized across many levels of your life: family time, the hours you spend at work and also in your finances.

STREAMLINE YOUR FINANCES

Take a few moments to jot down what is most important to you. Now list these items in sequential order. See which items can be deleted or offer little value over time. Next, think about the steps needed to make this dream a reality.

If you wish to save more, have a % or dollar amount from each paycheck go directly to savings. By creating shortcuts to be more efficient, you spend less time worrying about money and more time on money-making tasks or enjoying time with loved ones. Be sure to visit the “Tools” page for cool apps and ideas for making more space to enrich your LIFE – streamlining your finances and getting into the ZONE