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Just published: Martha Treat #190
Just Keep It Flowing
I noticed today I was unwilling to handle a couple of small things that needed completing. And yet my attention kept going to those things, so I finally just did one and then one led to another. I soaked the clothes that had stains to remove, tried on the dress to confirm it still needed tailoring, called the tailor to make an appointment, and did one quick errand to the Post Office.
All of it took less than 15 minutes. Right away I noticed the reclaimed energy and the enthusiasm to do more. My choice to define those small things as mundane, not fun, unimportant or a “waste of my valuable time” is laughable.
An incomplete is an incomplete. There is no hierarchy except in our minds. We make up what we think is worthy of our attention. Honestly it all is. What is not worthy of our attention is pretending it isn’t worth our time and then procrastinating. In this case doing just these few little things opened up my doing flow. And that is a most valuable asset.
Often clients will open an email or pick up something on their desk and put it back down and say I don’t want to deal with that now. In my experience that is the one action that is backing up the flow and I will encourage its completion.
Keeping our doing flow is that place of handling what is here in this moment presenting itself for caring attention.
1. Look around to see any small things that just need handling, pick one and do it
2. If you hear yourself saying, I can do that later, ask yourself if now might be best.
3. When your energy is low, see what might be tying up your flow and complete it.
I am available to work with you to continue experiencing the freedom in focused doing. Email or call me to discuss the best plan for your circumstances.
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Treat #184 I'll Remember
Treat #183 Creating New Doing Paths
Treat #182 A Habit Worth Quitting
Treat #181 Eclipse of Action
Treat #180 Forgive Me for Multitasking
Treat #179 What are You Looking At?
Treat #178 Are you Squishing Snails?
Treat #177 Relaxing the Grip
Treat #176 All the Time in the World
Treat #175 When is Enough . . . Enough
Treat #174 Engaging Yourself to Completion
Treat #173 A Kink in the Works
Treat #172 What's Stopping You?
Treat #171 All of Ours to Do
Treat #170 Attitude Adjustment
Treat #169 IN Consciousness
Treat #168 Completing Past our Reactions
Treat #167 Keep Your Dog Leash
Treat #166 The Essential Piece
Treat #165 Day is Done
Treat #164 Do-Nothing Time
Treat #163 Curbside Calm
Treat #162 Pile-Up
Treat #161 Gentle Doing
Treat #160 Freedom in the Discipline
Treat #159 Finding New Routes
Treat #158 Keeping the Awe Alive
Treat #157 "Finishiative"
Treat #156 The Exquisite Sound of the Moment
Treat #155 Up-to-the-minute
Treat #154 Uninviting Interruptions
Treat #153 What's bugging you
Treat #152 Competing Attention
Treat #151 Our Inner Awareness
Treat #150 Spontaneously Fresh and Alive
Treat #149 Without the Push
Treat #148 100% With...
Treat #147 Are You Signaling?
Treat #146 What is Pulling on Your Attention?
Treat #145 Gathering Ourselves Out of Overwhelm
Treat #144 Wonderings – Another Kind of Incomplete
Treat #143 Asking – A New Form of Delegating
Treat #142 Split Attention Payback
Treat #141 Getting All the Way In To Doing
Treat #140 Willingness to Look
Treat #139 Follow Yourself Around
Treat #138 A New Kind of Flow