The most prime space in my kitchen held things I didn’t use very often. That’s a poor use of prime real estate of space. When I rearranged things and used that space for items I used more often, I was more efficient and it was easier to get things done.
I wondered where else in my life I was misusing prime time and prime space.
What is your prime time?
When an idea starts to emerge, I sit down at my computer to capture it. No email, no stopping. I just create. I create other times of the day, but “first thing” time is prime time for me. I take advantage of it.
My week has some times that feel more productive than others. Mondays are always full of resolve. By Thursdays some of my projects are approached less enthusiastically.
When we know our own rhythm, our own prime time, we can schedule our work accordingly.
What is your prime space?
My desk is prime space. When I keep it clear and uncluttered I feel more in control and more focused. My computer desk has a shelf that is at eye level. What I put there is meant to be inspiring and motivating.
I have a little stone garden scene with a Buddha statue to remind me to pause and focus inward. I also have an etching of an old manual typewriter that’s been in a prime viewing place for 50 years. It’s the celebration of my love of writing.
There’s prime space in the table by the chairs I sit in to read. There’s prime space in the narrow bookshelf that holds my meditation items.
What’s your prime space and what do you have in it?
What does “prime” mean to you?
To me, prime can be two things – the most relevant and the most used. Most relevant is the development of my inner awareness. That makes “prime” my crystals, my meditation chair, and the books I read for my personal growth.
The most used, of course is my computer and the area around it where I spend most of my time.
Most used, handiest, most relevant? Central, foremost, most important? What’s important in your life? What’s important in your work?
How do you define “prime” for yourself?
What is your primary focus?
It helps to know the things that are most important to you. It may be a person or a group of people; it may be your work or just an aspect of your work. It may be the joy of learning, or the serenity of inner work.
Look for the subtle things that are important to you and give them some primary focus. Give them more time and more space.
This year, the primary focus for my outer work is to help more people find the Deeper Song Community. The primary focus for my inner work is to become more mindful and to explore more deeply into my inner life
When you know your primary focus, you can give it more time and space.
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
Do You Know How Much You Have Going For You?
What Doors Do You Need to Close?
What Shape is Your Footprint?
Are You Living in the Freedom of Now?
Are You in the Right Room?
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27 – Why Have You Been Chosen
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