Has there ever been an experience in your life that you needed something to do? Filling that time with something to do versus something to live for will reveal that you’re numb to actually living your life. This mindset coaching article will provide you with what you’ve been doing for too long and a way to get out of it.
I was meditating and I needed my dog to settle down. So I gave him a chew toy. That reminded me of what it feels like to kill time. We do this all too often. Take Facebook, for instance, going onto Facebook and scrolling through it for minutes or even hours a day gives us something to do versus something to live for.
We all need an escape from our day. I totally get that, but when you realize that the escape doesn’t need to make you numb. It can make you feel more. Feeling more can seem scary at first. Once you start to feel actual emotions, you start to live your life in a way that you’ve never experienced.
When you love yourself and are excited to be you, Facebook or whatever social media you scroll through doesn’t matter anymore. Because you’ve been scrolling for so long you forget what it’s like to not scroll anymore. Your mind is addicted to seeing what other people are up to. What happens with knowing what other people are up to, you then compare yourself to other people. What if you didn’t do that?
How else would you live your life if you didn’t scroll through other people’s shit for hours each day?
Would you fill your time with something to do or something to live for?
I said at the beginning of this article that I was meditating. Meanwhile, people may think that it’s weird to meditate. I use to at first, but love the way I feel afterward. You’re not going to feel it right away. It takes practice to do nothing.
When you’re meditating you’re not actually doing nothing, but the only way you’ll know what I mean is to actually try it. For example, you're going to feel very uncomfortable right away. You may actually say to yourself, this is ridiculous. However, that's your analytical mind talking. It takes practice to shut that voice up. For example, check out the post about how our parents are the voices in our heads.
Start with 5 minutes a day. That’s where I started. Seems silly, but like the WODs, start small. That way the consistency and changes are sustainable. To this day, I’m at an hour a day. Correction, I’m at an hour a day MOST days a week. Meanwhile, society thinks meditation is something that only people with a bad mental health problem need to utilize.
Filling your time with something to do versus something to live for provides you with the happiness and joy people only dream about. Most people won’t even try. That saddens me to the point of pain. Have you ever wanted to try meditation? Too worried about what others would think of you? Have you ever wanted to try meditating but didn’t know how to start?
You know how to start?
START! Because most people won't even do that. Therefore, just because you're reading this means you're further ahead of most people.
It’s as simple as that.
Since you’ve been doing the WODs and working on your mindset with these articles you’re already geared up for meditation. Just like the WODs, it requires nothing. It takes you doing nothing. How awesome is that? Give yourself permission to do nothing on a daily basis. Start today. However, doing nothing will allow you to do something.
In other words, stop scrolling through social media and taking everyone’s shit on and go back to working on you. Fill your time with things that make you 100% happy. If you don’t know what that is then it’s time to start thinking about it. Get inside your body and start feeling again. Thank you for letting me share my experience and inner learnings.
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Something To Do Versus Something To Live For | Workout Of The Day (WOD) #279
Warm-Up – 5 Minutes Cardio
- Chair Plank Push-Ups – 10-20 Reps
- Sit-Ups / Crunches – 20-30 Reps
- 1 Minute Plank
- Heel Touches – 30 Reps Total
Cool Down – 5 Deep Breaths In Down Dog Pose
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