Re-think, re-focus, re-charge, re-duce – we all do this.
Not every week, but regularly – when get out of focus, or our lives are feeling slightly out of control.
Deep breath, step back …
Yesterday was my survey the landscape afternoon.
No single thing that couldn’t wait.
No single thing more important than taking survey the landscape time.
Landscape I chose was familiar, 18 modules.
Declined to join threesome ahead of me or wait for the next group.
Out alone, relaxed, tiny breeze, leaves turning autumn .. (but still on the trees) so I could find my ball.
A tip I read somewhere – if you always hit in fairways, always land on short grass, you get a better score. My scenery change wasn’t about golf. Sure, I needed/wanted practice, but best part of my round was solitude.
As close to meditating as I’ve ever found.
Works for me.
Recent re-organizing in my life has put new things, tasks, processes and activities on my plate. But everything from before is still on my plate. I feel like the starving man at a buffet – not knowing where to begin, not wanting to miss a morsel.
But we do, don’t we? We need to miss some things, leave some things, choose some things to leave behind.
What do I want to do, and who I want to do it with/for?
What do I care about, and who do I care about?
When do I choose to work and when do I choose to play?
When do I choose to eat, sleep, exercise and read?
Five simple questions.
Fifth one doesn’t matter nearly as much.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 14C/ 58F, overcast is blowing away (so star-gazers couldn’t see the international space station cross the sky 6:01AM to 6:04AM), soft breeze, beautiful morning. Gusta romping like she enjoys her recent weight-loss – and I enjoy that feeling too. More exercise, longer walks – we need more of that.