Living Consciously

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It seems that in all areas of my life that I have been working on, the key is to be aware and make each decision consciously - staying aware of where money is being spent, staying aware of what needs to be done in my home environment and being aware of what I am putting in my mouth. Planning ahead makes that much more easily attained - having a budget, having daily routines and having menus. I guess there is a part of me that resists that kind of structure but I am finding that the structure actually allows more freedom -"freedom within the framework" as a friend was trying to explain to me (not sure which book she was reading at the time). It seems that the more I put this kind of structure into my life, the more success and less stress I have. Hmmm.... I will continue to work on that and post any more related light bulb moments.
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    Lists are good for this! I am working on the same sort of thing...organizing...thanks for your comment on my blog yesterday and idea about taking stuff to a consignment shop. I definitely plan to do that for dresses worn at weddings, dances, etc. Might be good for dress clothes too.
    4111 days ago
    Great Blog! Reminds me of the book, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh emoticon
    4119 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I have never been a planner and always have stress in my life. My DH is always planning and never stressed. Maybe your friend is right.
    4119 days ago
    You have a way with words!!!! We are on the same wavelength, you and I.
    4119 days ago
    Good thoughts!
    4119 days ago
    I love my routines. I can eat the same thing every day and not get bored. It helps for me to keep things simple too. Simple food, simple projects, simple life and I'm happy.
    4119 days ago
    Good thoughts! I seem to plan for everything except my health! But I'm working on it!
    4119 days ago
  • LEESHA17
    I totally agree with you about living consciously.
    I notice when I pay attention to even the simple things in my life I feel like I am truly living.
    I'm glad I came across your blog for the reminder :)
    4119 days ago
    I'm a big planner too. When I spend some time on the weekend prepping food for the week the mornings are much less hectic!
    4119 days ago
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