I have noticed recently that I tend to work with my mind or my body but not with both. My mind will ruminate on all of the things that I should be doing; I will make lists, set intentions, and imagine all of the angles that could make it fail, until I get overwhelmed and shut off. Or, I look for something that will occupy my body to get my mind off of what I need to be doing, because that just stresses me out. (According to TDL this is called faffing).
Through meditation I have been attempting to bring these two things together, and getting some pretty hilarious results. I work by attempting to do what is on my mind, and because my mind is constantly moving from one thing to the next, I can end up running around like crazy.
This isn’t entirely productive at first, because you can end up having several projects on the go without any of them getting done. But the goal is that you begin to figure out what is the highest priority; whether because of a deadline, a commitment, or because of a personal interest.
What I like about this technique is that you are going to eventually tire yourself out. Like some one who has a body clock that wakes them up in the morning, you will be able to concentrate on the most important things naturally without worrying whether you should be doing something else. You are confident that this is the most important thing at the moment because you have attempted everything else.
Don’t take this as an endorsement. I am not a doctor or a psychologist. This is a guy trying to find direction in his life to achieve his dreams. If you have tried this, or have any suggestions in finding wholeness with mind and body, please leave suggestions in the comments below.