A Good Use of Time
Most of us are trained that time is a scarce commodity and that hard work is a virtue.
That’s why many try to use time efficiently by getting as much done in as productive a way as possible.
For these folks, goofing off is a bad thing and being called a slacker would not be a compliment.
Conscious creators know better.
We know how we feel is way more important than what we do.
Thanks to Abe and others, we know the reason we want anything is because of how we think we’ll feel when we get it. And we know that how we feel is actually the mechanism of creation.
(Our vibration is a siren song to Universe that returns more of the same.)
Which means that feeling good is what really matters.
So far so good, right? You know this stuff.
And yet …
- being willing to let work wait while we prioritize a good time
- learning how to relax without guilt
- knowing how to let the busy world swirl around while we enjoy our tea
… these are skills that even the savviest creators can struggle with.
Partly because we might not fully trust that feeling good leads to good things. (We might still believe we’re supposed to struggle our way to success.)
Maybe because we worry what others will think when they see us enjoying life instead of paying our dues.
Or it might be that we feel guilty being happy while so many others aren’t.
Or maybe we’re just that highly programmed in the old ways.
Whatever the reason, it’s worth getting over.
Because, as Abe says, unhappy journeys don’t have happy endings.
That’s why learning to enjoy yourself now leads to an even more enjoyable life. Not working your butt off, not proving yourself worthy, not making it happen.
But relaxing. Enjoying. Laughing. Releasing.
That’s how we get what we want.
And that’s why I want to ask you about the last time you goofed off … when was that? And how did you feel about it?
Because goofing off (as defined by shirking “work” in favor of something more enjoyable) is a highly desirable manifesting skill.
Something to remember: having a good time and feeling guilty about it isn’t actually a good time.
Taking an afternoon off only to stress about all the things not getting done – that’s not a real day off.
Going on a vacation that leaves you feeling tired or overwhelmed defeats the purpose of taking a break.
And that’s why sometimes the best use of your time might be the very things you’ve been avoiding: curating baby goat pictures on Instagram, chatting with a friend about nothing special, bingeing on House of Cards.
If you enjoyed it, it was the best use of your time.
What trips some of us up is judging our manifesting habits by muggle standards.
Don’t let that old programming spoil your good time.
Learn how to slack off like a pro. Stop apologizing for having fun, and know that anything that makes you smile is taking you to more good stuff.
So if you’ve got problems or stalled-out dreams, consider that what’s called for is not to figure out why that’s so or to make an action plan for serious progress. But rather to amp up your laugh time, upgrade your enjoyment factor, and polish up your relaxing skills.
We get what we vibrate.
And that’s why goofing off on facebook might be the solution to all your problems.
If you enjoy it, you’re using your time well.
And if you’d like more reinforcement about why relaxing is such a highly underrated yet powerful life skill, I’ve got you covered.