I am a procrastinator, I planned to practice some new rituals this month, but 20 days later, I still get nothing developed. Since this year is going over, the deadline put me in a embarrassed status, I think I may just let go the rest days of this year and really commit to brand new beginning in next new year. Fortunately, I happen to read a post about how to simplify our life even in the busies holiday, and there are 5 questions asked by Leo Babauta, the author of Zenhabits, contribute in a way as instructions to that simplification. I will answer those questions one by one.
1 – What are you striving for?
I think I am striving for a better life through cultivating powerful but little rituals few ones per month. And that’s fine, however, the most disturbing thing to me is the over concerning on time, date, deadline. I was strongly ruled by those virtual numbers and dates, if I didn’t do one thing that should be done in this week, I will feel terrible spontaneously no matter what. I know the truth is just let the failing past go and prepare and make actual actions in next coming days, but deeply in mind, I was reminded by myself repeatedly that I did not finished my due work.
The solution would be totally let go all those delusions and not be a bigot. I’ll work on meditation and try to clean my mind.
2 – What are you clinging to?
I am clinging to laziness and procrastination, especially in this such cold winter, I hardly move my hands out my warm pockets and type this post. I am slow man in all seasons, that is my number one problem I must admit and face.
The solution would be move my ass up, try to apply 2 minutes rule to curl my lazy butt.
3 – What can you limit yourself to?
I think this question is the nature of simplification to life, most of us can not deal too many things once a time, the multitasking is not suitable for me at least. So I must choose few most important things to put on my month ritual list. I always have the desire to finish all stuff quick and soon, but never work well, this time I will try to slow down, and really taste every bite of my food on a plate, enjoy the process of the way to final success, live in the moment.
4 – Who do you want to spend more time with?
In holiday, I think it is the best time to spend with my own beloved family, really enjoy the every good times we have in holiday, appreciate and be grateful to the company those years. And at other spare time, I should also hang out with several my best friends, thank goodness I only have three best friends, and I prefer to call them my kindred spirits. I am grad this question is easy for me to answer.
5 – What can you let go of?
Lately, I am thinking of letting go of all the stuff, I mean we are nakedly born to this world and will be pass away without taking anything. I have a scary and terrible past, every time when I wander under green trees with beams through them, I get the feelings of being refreshing, as if I can be brand new to this world again.
So nothing to say any more, feel a little better now, start doing things.
I really wanna share this song again, this is the second time I do this on my blog.