How many things do you have to do today, this week, this month? If you’re like most people, your life is filled with lots of tasks, and often not much else. That can lead to a feeling of exhaustion and stress.
Why do we do this to ourselves?
It is a lot easier for most people to “do” than to “be.” Sometimes we are even proud of the lengths of our “to-do” lists, when not frustrated by them.
At the end of the day, though, we are always left with more to do, and the cycle goes on and on.
People usually do not stop to ask, “What do I need?” and “What can I do right now that will re-charge and fulfill me?”
Because then we might think of ourselves as selfish. To counteract that, you start giving to others as another form of doing. But where are you giving from? From fullness, or from depletion?
Your ability to give and to accomplish your goals will multiply, once you begin focusing more on yourself – on being instead of doing.
Here’s a little formula you can use, which I call the “AAA Formula”:
- Awareness: Stop and be willing and able to look at yourself.
- Acceptance: Accept whatever comes to the surface when you look at yourself.
- Action: Then—and do this only after awareness and acceptance—take inspired action, which will take you toward what you want to create.