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Too many things to do and not enough time to do them? This will help…

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1x1.trans Too many things to do and not enough time to do them? This will help…Do you ever feel like you are constantly being bombarded for your time and attention by nearly every single thing in your life? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the choices, or disheartened that you never accomplish the things that really matter to you?

How are we all to find balance in such a fast-paced world? How do we choose what to focus on and what to eliminate in our lives?

Life is more complicated than ever before. Doesn’t it seem that every single thing in our lives is constantly competing for our attention: Facebook, the news, our favorite TV shows and movies, spouses, children, friends, relatives, household chores, hobbies, downtime, food, sleep, entertainment, e-mail, voicemail, work, Youtube, birthdays, holidays, exercise, books, CD, and DVDs, relaxation… The list never seems to stop. Every single one of these things seems to compete with all the others for our time and energy, practically on a moment to moment basis.

What are we to do about it? How do we find balance in today’s world?

I’d like to share with you what I do everyday to pick and choose how I focus my time and energy. Every morning, I sit in meditation before I even get out of bed. I usually meditate for at least 15-30 minus, sometimes more. My first priority in meditation is to open my heart and join with God/Love within me. Once I feel connected, I let that Presence of Love fill my awareness to the brim so that I am overflowing with God’s Love.

In that place, there are no should’s, have to’s, or fears about what needs to get done in my life. When I’m connected and joined with God in my awareness, there is only a sense of wholeness, fulfillment, and peace. From this place of consciousness, I then ask God, “How shall we express our Love together today?”

This is the time when God and I create our to-do list together. We decide together what is most important to focus on, what our priorities are, and how we want to express our Love in the world that day. I literally prioritize my day with God.

By starting my day from this place of completion and wholeness, and getting clear about what is in our highest good and how we want to express the love and Truth that we are together, the rest of my day flows beautifully, effortlessly, and naturally. By starting my day from this state of consciousness, I bring that consciousness into my day and carry it with me throughout my day. I’m able to maintain my focus on what really matters, and I’m able to remember my wholeness and completion throughout my day. When I start my day from this place, it doesn’t really matter what gets done. It doesn’t really matter what falls away. I’m whole and complete and simply expressing what’s in my heart to express in this moment, knowing that whatever comes through is perfect.

Does everything get done? No. But the things that are most important to me do get done. Not only that, I feel peaceful and filled with love while I’m doing them. I feel focused and clear about my priorities. I don’t have regrets about the things I don’t do, and I feel happy and fulfilled with the things that I accomplish.

If you feel overwhelmed by all that is going on in your life, I highly recommend that you start your day in this way. Start your day off by joining with God and restoring your mind to wholeness, completion, peace, and love. Once you are joined with God, ask God what is in your highest good to focus on today. Ask God to help you create your to do list about what’s most important. Ask God to join you in moving through your day with awareness, peace, and love, remembering the Truth as you go about your day. If you start your day this way, I guarantee it will unfold in all the ways that are in your highest good … and you will more than likely have more fun and joy along the way, not to mention a pretty productive day!

If this all sounds good in theory but not possible for you in reality, feel free to send me an e-mail. This topic is near and dear to my heart and I’m happy to try to help.

Blessings to you,

DavidPaul Doyle

  • Navamjoel13

    You know … school is sooo hard for me right now … teachers don’t care when we are sick and give all the more homework … I barely have time to spend time with God. Please pray or suggest solutions to me :)

  • Trevoruruski

    Joel, while healing uplifting thoughts and solutions can come from anywhere, YOU are the primary source of solutions for you. Please include yourself in the healing of all anxiety arising from life’s demands. The first thing you can do is NOT buy into ANY negative interpretations of people and the world. Whether it comes from within you or ‘outside’ of you. We know how things can appear, but the Truth is there is no one and nothing which is truly arrayed against you. All life is FOR you. As you get better at only buying into only positive supportive thoughts, your life will FEEL better and better to live over time. Be gracious with yourself and others as you practice this skill.

    Blessings to you.
    ‘Trevor

  • Peacedoc_1

    How shall we express our love together today? What a great questions!!! Thanks.

  • Jennifer Monahan

    Hi DavidPaul,
    I totally agree with this process for two reasons.
    1) We are all unique, and there’s no way we could give anyone a to-do list with specifics any more than we could order a specific nose for our face, or mother and father in our family, etc. Your process is yours alone, and mine is mine, etc.
    2) As often as i can remember, I ask the Holy Spirit, “Please take charge of my thoughts and take charge of my day.” The next thing I know I’m guided on what’s important to do next and a lot gets done. I get out of my way, and I’m in action, because the Holy Spirit is in charge. This simple prayer only takes a few seconds. Feel it, believe it, and it is done.

    I used to write plans and goals. I’d put “finish taxes” on the calendar for Saturday, and find out later that Monday was a better day. I know what needs to be done, that’s often obvious (especially with taxes), but the “when” it gets done is a mystery. I stay open to the “when.” According to ACIM, everything’s already happened. So I trust time to show me when it’s best to take action on a specific task, and by asking the Holy Spirit to take charge, I get help to move through things that I may, on my own, not want to do, like taxes.

    “You have not because you ask not.” This, I believe, is referring to your prayer when asking the Holy Spirit to help with your day. Prayers for this kind of guidance are always answered.

    Great post.

  • Jennifer Monahan

    Hi DavidPaul,
    I totally agree with this process for two reasons.
    1) We are all unique, and there’s no way we could give anyone a to-do list with specifics any more than we could order a specific nose for our face, or mother and father in our family, etc. Your process is yours alone, and mine is mine, etc.
    2) As often as i can remember, I ask the Holy Spirit, “Please take charge of my thoughts and take charge of my day.” The next thing I know I’m guided on what’s important to do next and a lot gets done. I get out of my way, and I’m in action, because the Holy Spirit is in charge. This simple prayer only takes a few seconds. Feel it, believe it, and it is done.

    I used to write plans and goals. I’d put “finish taxes” on the calendar for Saturday, and find out later that Monday was a better day. I know what needs to be done, that’s often obvious (especially with taxes), but the “when” it gets done is a mystery. I stay open to the “when.” According to ACIM, everything’s already happened. So I trust time to show me when it’s best to take action on a specific task, and by asking the Holy Spirit to take charge, I get help to move through things that I may, on my own, not want to do, like taxes.

    “You have not because you ask not.” This, I believe, is referring to your prayer when asking the Holy Spirit to help with your day. Prayers for this kind of guidance are always answered.

    Great post.

  • Jennifer Monahan

    Hi DavidPaul,
    I totally agree with this process for two reasons.
    1) We are all unique, and there’s no way we could give anyone a to-do list with specifics any more than we could order a specific nose for our face, or mother and father in our family, etc. Your process is yours alone, and mine is mine, etc.
    2) As often as i can remember, I ask the Holy Spirit, “Please take charge of my thoughts and take charge of my day.” The next thing I know I’m guided on what’s important to do next and a lot gets done. I get out of my way, and I’m in action, because the Holy Spirit is in charge. This simple prayer only takes a few seconds. Feel it, believe it, and it is done.

    I used to write plans and goals. I’d put “finish taxes” on the calendar for Saturday, and find out later that Monday was a better day. I know what needs to be done, that’s often obvious (especially with taxes), but the “when” it gets done is a mystery. I stay open to the “when.” According to ACIM, everything’s already happened. So I trust time to show me when it’s best to take action on a specific task, and by asking the Holy Spirit to take charge, I get help to move through things that I may, on my own, not want to do, like taxes.

    “You have not because you ask not.” This, I believe, is referring to your prayer when asking the Holy Spirit to help with your day. Prayers for this kind of guidance are always answered.

    Great post.

  • Jennifer Monahan

    Hi DavidPaul,
    I totally agree with this process for two reasons.
    1) We are all unique, and there’s no way we could give anyone a to-do list with specifics any more than we could order a specific nose for our face, or mother and father in our family, etc. Your process is yours alone, and mine is mine, etc.
    2) As often as i can remember, I ask the Holy Spirit, “Please take charge of my thoughts and take charge of my day.” The next thing I know I’m guided on what’s important to do next and a lot gets done. I get out of my way, and I’m in action, because the Holy Spirit is in charge. This simple prayer only takes a few seconds. Feel it, believe it, and it is done.

    I used to write plans and goals. I’d put “finish taxes” on the calendar for Saturday, and find out later that Monday was a better day. I know what needs to be done, that’s often obvious (especially with taxes), but the “when” it gets done is a mystery. I stay open to the “when.” According to ACIM, everything’s already happened. So I trust time to show me when it’s best to take action on a specific task, and by asking the Holy Spirit to take charge, I get help to move through things that I may, on my own, not want to do, like taxes.

    “You have not because you ask not.” This, I believe, is referring to your prayer when asking the Holy Spirit to help with your day. Prayers for this kind of guidance are always answered.

    Great post.

  • Jennifer Monahan

    Hi DavidPaul,
    I totally agree with this process for two reasons.
    1) We are all unique, and there’s no way we could give anyone a to-do list with specifics any more than we could order a specific nose for our face, or mother and father in our family, etc. Your process is yours alone, and mine is mine, etc.
    2) As often as i can remember, I ask the Holy Spirit, “Please take charge of my thoughts and take charge of my day.” The next thing I know I’m guided on what’s important to do next and a lot gets done. I get out of my way, and I’m in action, because the Holy Spirit is in charge. This simple prayer only takes a few seconds. Feel it, believe it, and it is done.

    I used to write plans and goals. I’d put “finish taxes” on the calendar for Saturday, and find out later that Monday was a better day. I know what needs to be done, that’s often obvious (especially with taxes), but the “when” it gets done is a mystery. I stay open to the “when.” According to ACIM, everything’s already happened. So I trust time to show me when it’s best to take action on a specific task, and by asking the Holy Spirit to take charge, I get help to move through things that I may, on my own, not want to do, like taxes.

    “You have not because you ask not.” This, I believe, is referring to your prayer when asking the Holy Spirit to help with your day. Prayers for this kind of guidance are always answered.

    Great post.

  • Donna

    This is a fabulous and extremely helpful posting, DavidPaul. Thank you. I do something similar, asking the Holy Spirit to help me to be an instrument for peace in the world, asking what I can do to best make that happen on this day. Mornings are rough for me, so this practice is so helpful. It does help from getting into that ego-feeling of being overwhelmed. Regards…Donna

  • Marigold

    This is really helpful in many ways! Thankyou :)

  • http://clarbojahn.wordpress.com Cbowmanjahn

    Thank you for this post. I have forgotten to start my day with God and remember that when I did, not only did I feel closer to Him but my day went better. Thanks for the reminder.

  • Anne-marie Robertson

    Hello Mr Doyle
    I appreciate the advice and support you have given to me in this moment of real need. I have a very difficult job that I enjoy and feel able to do.

    I know that God wants me to be the best than I can be in everything I do. I enjoy my job and I want to be the best Child Protection Social Worker that he needs me to be. I also want to have a good peaceful life where I have the time to spend time with God praising him for all of his wonders, that I enjoy with my three children, my three grand children and my wonderful husband.

    Kind regards and God Bless you all.

  • Tony Mbah

    Thanks a million, your piece of article was really handy, I now feel enlightened knowing that my to-do list has been known and brought to perfection for a more happy day by God. I will now start my days with God as the planner of the day,

  • sunita

    Thankyou so much for your tips which I had generally forgotten to start with. Its just a reminder like. thanku very much.

  • http://www.thevoiceforlove.com DavidPaul Doyle

    Thank you everyone for sharing below! We’ve been out of town for the past 10 days and this is the first chance I’ve had to take a look at all of your feedback. Thank you for sharing your experience and gratitude with me. I appreciate it. Lots of love to you all!

  • marvinlzinn

    It is interesting that this article was written exactly six years after I found the solution.

    I fell off the top of a ladder, eight feet down to the cement floor head first. No doctor expected me to live. I was seven weeks coma. It took a few months to get my strength back, and excellent health.

    Workers’ compensation gave me several months of paid vacation. What more could I ask?

    No, I do not recommend this to everyone, but it worked for me.

    marvin

  • Allanbinta

    really thats real,if you dont apply GOD into your every day plans,you may find your self already failed to achieve any thing in your life.So GOD has plans for us.thankx very much,GOD bless you. 

  • marvinlzinn

     You have trials. The teachers are to help you prepare for the future on earth, no matter how hard it is. But keep priorities: preparing for eternity is all the matters.