A friend of mine recently asked me: "Now that I 'practice mindfulness', how do I integrate it into my everyday life?"
The answer came to me automatically without thinking even for a second: "There is no 'mindfulness practice' apart from everyday life."
I would assume most people are familiar with the words "efficient" and "effective" and the difference between the two. Just to recap, roughly:
“effectiveness” - doing the right things, priorities management, context-focused, about ends
“efficiency” - doing things right, time management, content-focused, about means
Let me state this very clearly from the very start. No one but ourselves defines the boundaries of our "comfort zone"; hence, we never have to be outside of it. Resting in this understanding, we can relax and enjoy reading for discomfort's days are numbered.
Work-life balance is an illusion. The more we strive to achieve such a "thing" the more we reinforce this illusion. Conceptualising a worldview where work and life are separate entities which somehow can be balanced pulls us away from reality and creates stress and anxiety.
Life is a continuous stream of choices. We make decisions all the time whether we realise it or not. Awareness of how the process unfolds is going to allow us to make better decisions (whatever that means, anyway), or at least feel that way.
Martin Stefanov Petkov
Master your Super Power