Worried about tomorrow’s meeting?
Plug into the story that's unfolding in the novel I'm reading.
And if I’m still having trouble letting work go?
I plug into work, yes. I jot down the to-dos, send myself reminder emails or set a specific amount of time to move forward on a deliverable. Sometimes dedicating a few focused minutes on what’s lingering is all I need to move on.
The concept of plugging in isn’t new. Be here & now, live in the moment, stay present, back to the breath, focus on what you want to manifest – it’s all similar. What’s new to me is experimenting with it in the context of unplugging from work and shifting my focus to what I’d like to be doing instead, like making dinner or catching up with D. or writing or reading.
This shift in focus and language becomes a simple, but effective tool for living in the moment AND with intention, whether I’m unplugging from work, from worry or from social media.
In the context of my 9-5 job it helps me maintain the balance I seek between work and other facets of life.
Feel like giving it a try? The next time you feel a need to unplug from something, whether it’s work or anything else that’s taking up a lot of space and energy, what if you tried to focus on what you’d like to plug into instead?
Don’t unplug, plug in.
Try it. Experiment. Let me know how it goes.
In spirit of simplicity and discovery,