It’s Sunday morning as I write this, the sun is shining and a cold front has allowed me to turn the air conditioner off for a couple days. Also, I have a cold, a plug up my sinuses and my lungs cold. It’s fine, and totally annoying. I am paying a lot of attention to just breathing, and to my energy levels.
How does this relate to peace and ease in your finances?
It’s all resource management. It’s all mindfulness. When I have less energy, I cannot power through a big To Do list. I get to pick and chose actions according to my principles, my priorities, and the expected results of those actions. In truth, we always get to choose, but having a limited supply (temporarily) pushes me to mindfulness.
On Friday, I would say I was about 50% productive, compared to a healthy normal day. I reserved my energy for 1) a 40-min Focus with an established client 2) being present, as required, for my bookkeeper to package up 2011, putting 2010 in the long term storage (ie box in the garage) 3) cleaning, cooking, and resting as necessary for my healing.
I temporary cut down to just the essentials, which was beautiful, because it reminded me of what I find essential! I value 1) contributing to and empowering people 2) following systems/processes that support clarity and success, and 3) well-being- physcial, mental, and spiritual.
You do this, too and you can take this same thought process to your spending and earning choices. What are your core principles? What activity would be the last on standing, if you had to cut back temporarily due to illness?
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