Is It Possible to Be Present & Be Productive?

Do you ever feel like you have to choose between being present in your own life and getting results?

You don’t have to choose any longer!

Think Time Planner helps you to be mindfully aware and get real results in real time.

Recently, I watched an interview between Tim Ferriss and Brene Brown discussing a plethora of wonderful topics—shame, authenticity, mindfulness, and more. Within the conversation, I heard Tim wish for a process that merged mindfulness and productivity. I wanted to jump through the screen and hand him a Think Time. 

Here it is, Tim! 

For 6 years, Think Time Planner has artfully combined top practices in mindful awareness and purposeful productivity.

With Think Time Planner, you regularly insert a purposeful pause into your life to create your plans.  Within this purposeful pause, you are guided through exercises that encourage you to be in the present moment, to be with your thoughts, and to acknowledge what is. 

Become aware of your dreams and goals as you move through the Think Time exercises.

However, this “mindful presence” you achieve when you #taketimetothinktime is not detached from the realities of your day to day life. Bringing your dreams to life is a constant negotiation between what “is” in your heart (your dreams, your goals, and your desires) and what “is” in your day to day life (the pressures, responsibilities and realities of your day to day life). 

The ultimate goal is to creatively align these realities when they are disparate.

Mindful awareness of what “is” becomes the foundation from which you become aware of the dreams and goals aligned so you can negotiate them with your current reality. 

By allowing your mind time to "be" you can have greater opportunity to bring your dreams to life.
By allowing your mind time to “be” you can have greater opportunity to bring your dreams to life.

Acknowledging what “is” and being “present” in the “here and now” are central practices to living a purposeful and productive life.  These practices have spiritual roots and implications beyond the scope of this mini-blog, but they are very important.

By not living in denial… 

By not focusing too much on the past or the future… 

By accepting what is—both what is on your heart and what is in your life… 

By staying in the here and now while taking action that propels you forward…

You have greater opportunity to experience bringing your dreams to life—even in a distracting world.

Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All + 5 Things You Can Do About It.

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed with all that is on your plate that you were crying at night—only to wake up after a good night’s rest and feel able to move into the “hard” with perseverance and fortitude?

I don’t remember where I heard this phrase the first time, but it really resonates.

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

Vince Lombardi

When you are tired, it is easier to feel afraid and overwhelmed.

When your brain is refreshed after good sleep, it is sharper and better able to sift through the thousands of inputs you have to deal with on a daily basis.

This impacts not only how you feel about your life, but it impacts your best decision making and your relationships.

Decision fatigue from a long day has set in and your brain is tired. You physically cannot access the higher levels of thinking until you reboot your brain with a good night’s sleep.

So many of the arguments couples have happen after 8pm. And this physical reality impacts everyone—no matter how smart or accomplished you are.

Even psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud and his wife never discuss any big decision after 7 or 8 pm.

So, if last night you felt overwhelmed with all that is on your plate, take note of the feelings using the reflective, mindfulness exercises in your Think Time Planner.

Here are 5 ways you can use your Think Time Planner to calm your big feelings and move forward with confidence:

  • Jot down what you want more of and less of in your life with the More of / Less Of exercise.
  • Sift through what is in your control and out of your control using your Serenity Circle Exercise.
  • Review what is working and what is not working in your Review Box.
  • Gain perspective on where you have been, where you are and where you want to be using the Timeline Tool.
  • Record what you are grateful for even in the hard seasons in the “I am Thankful For” area.

Simply putting words to these big feelings can help your brain calm down (helping you move your right brain big overwhelming feelings into the left-brain logical part of your brain) so you can get your bearings and move forward into your life with confidence.

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