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Living Consciously

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It seems that in all areas of my life that I have been working on, the key is to be aware and make each decision consciously - staying aware of where money is being spent, staying aware of what needs to be done in my home environment and being aware of what I am putting in my mouth. Planning ahead makes that much more easily attained - having a budget, having daily routines and having menus. I guess there is a part of me that resists that kind of structure but I am finding that the structure actually allows more freedom -"freedom within the framework" as a friend was trying to explain to me (not sure which book she was reading at the time). It seems that the more I put this kind of structure into my life, the more success and less stress I have. Hmmm.... I will continue to work on that and post any more related light bulb moments.
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ILIKEYOU 4/27/2010 12:28AM

    Lists are good for this! I am working on the same sort of thing...organizing...thanks for your comment on my blog yesterday and idea about taking stuff to a consignment shop. I definitely plan to do that for dresses worn at weddings, dances, etc. Might be good for dress clothes too.

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BUNNYCATS 4/19/2010 6:15AM

    Great Blog! Reminds me of the book, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh emoticon

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LINDA! 4/19/2010 12:21AM

    I have never been a planner and always have stress in my life. My DH is always planning and never stressed. Maybe your friend is right.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 4/18/2010 11:14PM

    You have a way with words!!!! We are on the same wavelength, you and I.

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TRIGRAMPS 4/18/2010 10:16PM

    Good thoughts!

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BEVPRESLEY 4/18/2010 9:53PM

    I love my routines. I can eat the same thing every day and not get bored. It helps for me to keep things simple too. Simple food, simple projects, simple life and I'm happy.

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MSUEQUILTS 4/18/2010 9:25PM

    Good thoughts! I seem to plan for everything except my health! But I'm working on it!

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LEESHA17 4/18/2010 9:02PM

    I totally agree with you about living consciously.
I notice when I pay attention to even the simple things in my life I feel like I am truly living.
I'm glad I came across your blog for the reminder :)

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HDHAWK 4/18/2010 8:54PM

    I'm a big planner too. When I spend some time on the weekend prepping food for the week the mornings are much less hectic!

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