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The New Two-Do List – Part Three

by Jo-Ann Downey

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How many of your To Do’s are physical such as finishing a report at work, washing your car, or scheduling appointments?  Is there something you want to think more about such as your personal financial plan? How do you want to feel while you are doing and thinking?

The New Two DoSM List

As shared in The New Two-Do List – Part Two, I decided to look at my To Do list as an opportunity to prioritize and to trust more.  I decided to pick 1-3 goals To Do (Two-Do) each day, relax more, and trust that the rest would easily get done. Guess what happened?  I was more comfortable with my To Do’s (my top 1-3, and others), everything important was getting done, I trusted more (myself, others, the universe), and I began to realize the quality and energy of my daily top commitments was increasing and expanding.

Life’s Trio- Thinking, Feeling, Doing

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

As shared in “Choose Your Thoughts Well”, since thoughts and feelings reinforce each other, the more peaceful your thoughts, the more peaceful your feelings and vice versa. You are more likely to make better decisions if you are at peace.  If you are not sure of what you are thinking, pay attention to how you are feeling.

In “Take a Hike…Really” I shared that studies show that exercise releases endorphins in your brain which results in what is commonly called a “natural high” or “runners high.”  The positive mental and emotional effects of taking a hike, or a walk, can be immediate.

It may serve your highest good to focus on doing, or to focus on mental activities, or to focus on your feelings. The choice is yours.

My Next Step- The New Two Do List

I currently want to focus on how I want to feel each day regardless of what I am doing.  How I feel is related to where I am coming from.  As shared in “Seeing from your Heart”, to see someone (or yourself) as a whole and perfect human being, as someone who is always doing their best, you must feel kindness, compassion, appreciation and reverence. To do that, you need to get out of your head and into your heart where these feelings reside.

For example, on my way to the gym I become aware of my feelings.  Am I coming from a place of fear or love?  Am I going to the gym to nurture myself or because I am afraid to be overweight?  Then I set an intention about how I want to feel and be with myself. For example, “my intention is to joyfully feel the strength, wellness, flexibility and beauty of my body.”

I have already noticed a fun shift in my inner and outer world– I am more grateful, energized and stronger at the gym. And,  I have met several new people after working out!

“We do not attract what we want, but what we are” James Lane Allen (1849-1925)

You may want to read, “The New Two Do List- Part One”, Intention Series: How to Create Powerful Intentions”, “Intention Series: What is an Intention? Why are Intentions Important?” , “2 Essential Guidelines to Create a New Habit” and “Time Management & Time Consciousness

photo credit: dawn ashley

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