Your Inner Abundance — Here are 2 Time Tools to Tap Your Power

curiosity and your inner abundance
Let curiosity tap your inner abundance…

What do I mean by your inner abundance?

Well, just stop and think about it for a second:  What if you could relate to your time in a more open-handed and a more effective way? 

And what if you could do that right now?

Your time management skills increase your efficiency and effectiveness.

But don’t leave your quality of life out of the equation. Time management efforts are at their most powerful when they enhance your quality of life, too.

Your inner abundance is your key.

The key lies inside of you. Cultivating a vision of time that springs from abundance affects how you approach every task and every challenge that comes your way.  It enhances your productivity and helps you make better decisions.

And your life just feels better as you approach it proactively and without those feelings of scarcity and fear that can constrain us so. The following two tools will provide unanticipated rewards as you work with them.  They appear simple, but the more you practice, the more new doors you’ll open for yourself.

Read on for 2 tools to tap your inner abundance.

1. Your understanding of time reflects how you live in your body.

It may seem obvious; it’s also quite remarkable. When your body is cramped, your perceptions tend to narrow. Shallow breathing, muscle tension, and constriction — these things affect your body chemistry. They create a psychological, as well as a physiological, sense of urgency. You are not going to have your best ideas in this state. 

Conversely, when you are relaxed, your body is more flexible and brimming with vitality. And your mind takes on the same attributes.  In this state, you will find it much easier to enter into spacious or abundant time.

Here’s a simple, potent exercise to enrich your awareness of the moment.  Try it any place where you have some privacy and can relax and expand.

Grow Long Arms:

Stretch out your arms to either side, using your fingers to extend the stretch. Observe how, moment after moment, your arms reach further and further. And even further.

Next, relax, breathe deeply and bring your awareness inside. Notice the ways that exploring this outer space has increased your sense of inner spaciousness, too. When you invest even just 30 seconds to gently elongate your body this way, you open up your inner spaciousness.  As an added benefit, you’ll calm any stress that you are feeling. 

Use this simple exercise throughout your day. As you oxygenate your body and stretch your muscles, a new calmness and relaxed appreciation of time will fill you. And your creativity and productivity will be enhanced, almost effortlessly.

2. Curiosity kindles connection.

Next, pause and tune into how you respond when an unfamiliar challenge pops up. Do you recoil and brace yourself? Fear narrows your sense of options, stifles your creativity, and creates a scarcity mentality. Coming from that place it’s hard to prioritize, and it’s more difficult to keep to a healthy schedule. 

Fear is in the driver’s seat.

How can you change that?  One way is to call on another natural impulse — your curiosity.

I wonder what…

Any time you notice yourself apprehensively thinking, “What if…?”, try replacing that with “I wonder what…?”

As one of the great antidotes to fear, curiosity provides the perfect climate for learning. You stop focusing on what you don’t know and instead focus on what you are eager to figure out.

This fundamental shift in perspective feels so much better! And it puts you in a superior position to chart out your time, and to ride the new wave of change toward new growth and discoveries.

So, what is your next step to make the most of your time?

For more help finding your inner abundance…

Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.  That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.  If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!” There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

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