The Art Of Feeling More By Thinking Less
It’s cliché but most definitely true that your thoughts and outlook make up 90% of your existence because of how you perceive things. It’s a theme that I’ve struggled with in recent months after my business closed its doors and I took on another business venture. I’ve always been goal orientated and details matter, so I’m always going through my thoughts and planning around what is ahead.
After my business closed it wasn’t until I realized that my thoughts and planning was taking away from my passion. I wasn’t taking enough time to clear my head and connect with my inner self, which is why my work and drive suffered. Scared to miss out on any aspect of planning, or being unprepared, I was too focused on my small and narrow viewpoint to be able to enjoy the big picture. Fortunate enough to take some time off after my shop closed, I took the time to reconnect with the drive that made me successful to begin with.
My break and time off really helped me become more energized and in tune with what I needed to do. Being able to mentally focus and retreat into my own emotions is something I do every day now without fail. I’ve found it stops me from thinking in circles, something I did commonly when I was still in the thick of running my own business. In other words I spend time now to enrich and broaden my horizons, whereas before I forced myself into narrow lanes of thought planning and scheduling.
The wasted hours of analyzing, assessing, and plotting became a serious detriment to my passion. It wasn’t until too late that I realized the fault of this approach, and I wish I found it before now. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t plan or think things through, but not at the risk of losing your passion and emotions. Letting go of my thoughts and scheduling allowed me to refocus myself and discover new ways to accomplish what I wanted to get done.
Nurturing and enriching yourself is the only true path to evolving yourself, and it’s only possible once you clear your head. Thoughts and planning can detract you from the true goal, which can cause problems and waste time.
If you want to create and accomplish with an inspired energy, you need space in your life to access the inspiration and drive needed. Without this room, there’s simply no space for you to find your true drive.
The next time you find yourself at a crossroads, try to clear your mind of thought and tap into your own passions and desires to find the resolution.
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