One of the biggest challenges that a lot of us face, is how to organize our day? What direction do you invest your (limited) time? What actions will bear the most fruit? Which are most aligned with our highest self?
(This is especially difficult for those of us who are self employed, and have a lot of options and control over how you organize your day).
I’ve found that the simplest way to stay in your heart’s integrity and do the most high value work that needs to be done, is by organizing your day using your inner compass.
1) Use Your Inner Compass to Identify the Most Important Tasks
When faced with all the endless options, tasks or projects before you, use your inner compass to scan them all and feel which one holds the most weight, and gives you that deep rooted “yes” feeling when you imagine doing it.
— (Even if it doesn’t seem logically like the most pressing action you could be taking)
— (Even if – especially if! – it makes you feel a bit nervous or uncomfortable)
You can literally use your inner compass to order all your tasks from most to least important, because deep down you know what work most needs to be done. To start, simply attack the top of that list.
2) Have the Courage to Put Off (Or Eliminate Completely) the Low Importance Stuff
Whether it’s receiving an emotional email from a client or a growing “should list” in your mind, it’s so easy to feel like certain tasks suddenly require your (IMMEDIATE!) attention.
However instead of reacting right away, I invite you to first run it past your inner guidance system and feel into how urgent and important it REALLY is. If it doesn’t even flicker a response with your deep sonar system, have the courage to put it aside with the lower priority stuff (or just throw it out completely), and shift to the work you know you REALLY need to be working on.
3) Keep Tuned to Your “Heart Radio” All Day
In his book “Autobiography of a Yogi,” Yogananda uses this phrase I love called “tuning to your heart radio.”
Since making the shift from “head” to “heart-centred” a few years ago, I have fine-tuned this to the point where today I constantly place a certain part of my attention on my heart’s reaction as I go throughout my day.
— The phone rings? I feel into my heart’s “real-time” reaction before deciding whether or not to pick it up.
— Just completed a task? I scan across the wide variety of tasks before me and feel into which task needs to be done next.
— Doing some writing? I feel into what approach and what word choice feels most aligned as I write (and even when it’s the ideal time to hit “publish/send”).
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When you organize your day using your inner compass you start to build your day intuitively and tap into that deeper intelligence. It also cultivates greater self-connection, side-steps inner resistance, and gets you out of “knee jerk reaction mode” as you go about your day.
As Steve Jobs put it, “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Take the leap to trust your inner compass in structuring one day this week, and let me know how it goes!
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