Living life is not about being timid, you need to be bold and productive in everything that you do. Never do things half-ass. If you are to put your time into something, give it a 100%, always. Be present in the moment and forget about everything else, and just focus on doing it. This is true zen practice.
Focusing on One Thing at a Time
When you do something, focus only on what you are doing. After you finish the activity is the time you can focus on something else. For example, the first thing that you do when you wake up out of bed may be to brush your teeth. When you brush your teeth, focus on doing the best job at it and nothing else. After you finish brushing your teeth, you move on to the next thing which may be to make breakfast. And when you make breakfast, you focus only on making breakfast.
Once you do this, life starts flowing smoothly. Once an activity is finished, you begin to flow seamlessly into the next activity, almost as though you are in a meditative trance. Life just flows and the next natural progression of events begins to occur. A lot of synchronicities may occur as well as a result of you living in the moment, living in the zone.
Compartmentalize Your Thoughts
While doing tasks, you may think about other stuff and that’s normal. But when you do something, make sure most of that focus is on doing the task. Some thoughts are distracting and the practice is to distance yourself from those thoughts. If you focus a 100% on what you are doing, you are fully being present.
I was taught this by someone important to me. There was a time when I was stressing out about something and I couldn’t sleep good for 2 weeks. This girl that I know is very good at handling her emotions and managing her time. One day late at night, I couldn’t sleep because I was stressing about something and then she told me to just think about it in the morning and at this time just focus on sleeping.
What she taught me is that there is a time and place for everything and by managing that you can live a better life. Learn to compartmentalize your life. Of course when things are going on that are stressful, it may be hard to get your thoughts off of it, but first ask yourself what use is all this worrying and stressing at this time? It is just distracting you throughout the day from what you should really be doing. Instead focus on what you should be really doing and improve upon your life.
You are living in your own head and in order to live a good life, you must create a healthy environment from within. There is a time to worry and stress but save that for later. Now, just do what you have to do to live and advance your life.
Scheduling Your Time
When you want to think, schedule time just to think. If you have to work, schedule time just for that. If you have family obligations, schedule time for that. And when you schedule time for something, make sure you just focus solely on that. If you do this and schedule your time, you will have a much better time managing your emotions and time.
Focus on one activity at a time and just remember that there is a time and place for everything.