Maintain You

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Just over a year ago, I was writing about throwing out my bucket and realizing the importance of life maintenance. Although, that was clarifying, I still don’t necessarily feel like I am in control of the daily maintenance of my life. It is sneaky – the gradual build up of ‘stuff’ or things to-do and then BAM! – I have slipped into a state of scrambling. Until I fall behind on the dishes or making time for myself I don’t notice the benefits. Maintaining doesn’t seem super fun – it is redundant work and not immediately rewarding, but it is key to living a proactive life.

So how does one remain in control of the day-to-day? It seems easy to do something just once, but how to infuse into your daily life is tricky. I think it is a balance of focusing on the present and making choices for the future. The best way to do that, is to focus on what is most important to you.

I really like the term from this article about channeling your inner “CEO of Self.” We should focus on the tasks that only we can do. While we are maintaining we should also be delegating. I find this to be an excellent reminder to not do the easy or quick things – if I am always focusing on that type of task I will never get to the “Great Work” – like writing my newsletters and other business.

This month I am going to practice doing what I do best and being sure I make proactive decisions so I can have the time and space for the practice. I will let you know how it goes.

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How do you stay on top of maintaining your day-to-day life?

Please share your suggestions here!

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