Get the Most Out of Your Oasis Time August 24, 2017 10:37

These gateways ideas will start you down the path that shifts you out of the world of action and into the world of renewal of the soul.

renewal of the soul

 

From years of practice and study, as well as talking to and learning from hundreds of people, I have found a few gateways that will help structure your journey and shape your oasis time.

Taken together, these strategies and reminders will open the way, starting us down the path that shifts us out of the world of action and into the world of renewal of the soul.

Protect your time off and guard it fiercely. Prepare and plan for it. Planning makes all the difference in creating an oasis that is truly restoring. Consider what social time, activities, food, and spiritual connection your oasis time will include. 

protect your time

Name your starting and ending times, and stick to both as best as you can. Oasis time can come to shape your week, and it works best when it is clear and time limited. The rhythm of a regular oasis time gives you essential boundaries that help you focus at work and let go when not at work. 

Put down your digital devices. Experience life without checking for text messages, social media updates, or e-mail. instead, connect with yourself, with others, and with your sense of what has greater meaning and is life sustaining.

put down your digital devices

Slowing your movements helps to slow your mind, and vice versa. This is key to savoring the delectable aspects of now, which is all about pleasure, enjoyment, and entering the present moment. Even a painful now can be savored for the innately fulfilling texture of a well-lived life.

slow down

Release the tension of going after any goal, large or small. When you do this, you let go of worries and expectations. Then you can finally rest well, reflect deeply (alone or with others), and play more freely.