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There is Power in Wandering Thru Your Life

Do you ever wake up in the morning, knowing there are things to do, but you just don’t know where to begin? The thought of starting anything is just annoying. You might be in a state of limbo, not knowing what direction you want to go, or you may just not be motivated to take that first step…Maybe you have a huge “to do” list and trying to decide what you should do first.

But rather than getting frustrated, maybe this lack of motivation is a signal that it’s time to let yourself wander.

WHAT!?! Put off my to do list and do nothing? Never!

But ask yourself, “Is wandering such a bad thing”?

By allowing yourself to wander, some amazing things can begin to happen. You can let your mind go, and literally be lost in your thoughts without anything “to do”. It is a time that you can “rehash” the amazing weekend, think about new developments in your life, and recognize when your life is turning a new direction.

Wandering allows you the opportunity to let your thoughts float. It’s not a time to feel guilty for not checking things off “the list”, but rather a time to be content in the moment. It’s a time to recharge and refocus.

In the right moment wandering can actually be an amazing luxury and have incredible results. We live in a time that there is always something to do or somewhere to be, and I would say that once in a while letting it all go, and just letting yourself wander is not only fun, but necessary. And doing it can have a great impact on our lives.

Allowing yourself to “drift”, takes the pressure off and opens up your mind to see things you may not have noticed before. It allows you to appreciate what is happening in the here and now, and gives you time to reflect on where you are. Wandering every now and then opens our eyes to a world that is full of new possibilities; it will help us to see how far we have come, and bring into focus all that we are moving toward.

So, I encourage you to Wander a little, it might just make the hustle and bustle more enjoyable.

Take some time to let yourself and your thoughts go ever once in a while. And be sure to carve out a least an hour a week where you turn off the tv, phone, radio, computer, whatever will “grab” your attention and just let your mind be.  I recommend, especially when you are starting to use this wandering technique, that you begin by asking yourself some questions….ask yourself what am I proud of, what is making me happy, how are things working in my life and then let your mind respond. You may be surprised at what you hear if you listen carefully.

 

~Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is a motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur as well as a military life and teen suicide prevention expert. Co-founder of DASIUM, Judy’s books Right Side Up  and Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Riskare go to resources for families and her websites are filled with tips, inspiration and resources for those looking for direction. Connect with Judy at TheDirectionDiva.com

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