Practicing Brahmacharya In Our Everyday Lives

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

On Monday I invited you to answer this question...

“What is the best use for my energy today?”

I’d love to know what that brought up for you over the last two days so make sure to let me know in the comments below. Today I want to look at how we can apply Brahmacharya to our everyday lives by following this super simple task:

  • Make a list of all the tasks you feel you need to complete today

  • Now go back through the list a immediately delete the tasks that do not serve you

This gives you more time to focus on the tasks that bring you joy and will in turn bring a sense of achievement and accomplishment when you complete, and tick them off. now, I understand that there will be tasks you absolutely have to complete for work or for personal growth that in this moment really don’t serve you because you’re not in the right headspace. So, try this next technique as well:

  • Create a list of your top 3 inspired actions - the tasks that really serve you and you’re looking forward to completing

  • Create another list of 1 - 3 tasks that you absolutely must complete even though they don’t serve you right now

  • Set your timer for 20 minutes to an hour and give yourself that time to complete the task(s) that do not serve you (if an hour, split into 20 minutes each with a 5 - 10 minute break)

  • Give yourself time for lunch upon completion of tasks that do not serve you but must be completed today

  • Spend the rest of your day completing your top 3 inspired actions that really serve you and make you feel happy

Another great example of applying Brahmacharya to our everyday lives is to adopt the Swedish tradition of Lagom, for which there is no literal translation but can be expressed as “not too much but just enough”. Lagom is the observance of everything in moderation so as to ensure there is enough for everybody. It is the epitome of non-greediness and self-control, and is something the Swedes do so well you could say it has become a national art

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I hope you found this article informative and helpful. Join me on Friday where I'll be sharing some Affirmations and self-inquiry questions for deeper inward reflection

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