Your Inner Sanctuary Keeps You Nimble No Matter What

Blossom-Your Inner Sanctuary
Cultivate your inner sanctuary.

Your inner sanctuary is a place you create for yourself that offers sustenance and calm.

No matter what is happening in your world, your inner sanctuary allows you to respond to events with flexible focus.

And you can take a few steps to cultivate this open focus right now.  Your inner sanctuary is something you create in a few minutes, and it will always repay you richly.

What is your reward?

In a nutshell, it’s the capacity to increase your focus and concentration while staying nimble on your feet.

If you find it hard to focus, you’ll be delighted by the enormous surge in energy you’ll experience as you develop single-minded attention.

The secret to success is to create your inner sanctuary because once you’ve made it for yourself, you can take this haven anywhere. And you’ll be amazed by how quickly you can regain your balance and stay productive, even when life sends you spinning! I’ll suggest different tips in upcoming blog entries.  Here’s the first …

Envision your inner sanctuary.

Invite ALL of your senses to participate in imagining your inner sanctuary.

  • Open focus thrives when you broaden your perceptions to include your “centering sounds” – perhaps soft music or nature recordings – whatever works best for you.
  • Are there fragrances that encourage your relaxed alertness?  Include them.
  • Clear clutter from your range of vision, too. Then, it’s much easier to go within.

Get specific about your inner sanctuary…

Well, how about envisioning this sanctuary as a walled garden?  The beautiful wall you imagine ringing your garden protects the time you’ll devote to your project. Whether it’s a mossy stone wall or a picket fence with climbing roses, it’s high enough to block out trivial distractions. But it’s also low enough let you see everything you need to tune into.

In practice, you can certainly make concrete adjustments to your environment that can support this sanctuary that supports you.  Some will help you concentrate, and others will help you broaden your scope.

For example…

The background sounds you select may help screen out street noise. But you might need assistance to keep your focus from becoming rigid. So, consider using a timer to remind you to take periodic breaks.

Or you may screen your calls to keep on track. But to keep from getting locked into a fixed mindset, you might ask someone you trust to review your project partway through, to provide a fresh overview.

In the same way that a garden matures, your understanding of what you need to have in place to be both focused and flexible matures with time, too.

Experience helps you decide just how high to build your garden wall for each project. So, develop this skill by creating these mini-sanctuaries every day. Maintain a friendly and curious attitude, and you’ll come to enjoy these experiments.

More help for you…

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.

Let’s explore time together…

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