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Stop the Insanity! Buy Yourself Holiday Time by Paying Attention
I love this blog! I wish I could remember this advice more often...:)
All my life I've heard people say that time really begins to fly when you have children. Now that we have our two wonderful daughters, I finally see what they mean! Or maybe it's just getting older that does it.
You want time to speed up so that the holiday break will come-so you can hurry up and relax.
Then when the holidays arrive you want time to sloooow down so you can really feel ready, rested and refreshed for the New Year. Well, I'm learning that the secret to slowing time down is to stay where all life's riches reside: in the moment.
But living mindfully takes some doing-you have to stop the endless stream of thoughts about the past and the future. You have to stop judging, doubting and worrying. My wife Mary believes that to fully experience each moment it helps to turn your attention to your breathing, one of the slowest and most basic tasks in life.
Here's a way that breathing can help make your wishes come true: What are your two greatest wishes for the holidays? Shorten the wishes to one word each-for ... more
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