Your life is full of LINKS.
You have the good LINKS, which have been part of your GPS navigational system along your journey thus far. These are ultimately leading you toward your destiny.
You have also learned that you have the power to change and ‘tweak’ some of your existing LINKS within your chain as you continue to evolve and grow.
Along this ride, you have also discovered the toxic LINKS which you need to eliminate because they are unhealthy for you.
Have you ever taken a life hiatus, break, or sabbatical in order to evaluate the LINKS in your life chain in order to do all of the above?
That is the Art of Unlinking and Relinking
If you have ever taken a vacation, you know how good it makes you feel to be on it, just simply enjoying life itself, and the fruits of your labor.
You also know how you feel ‘recharged’ when you return to work after taking a vacation.
What if you could do the same thing with your life?
Imagine how it would feel if you could have this same elation, exhale, and rejuvenating vibe in your daily life!
Of course, we are not asking you to shirk your responsibilities or become a hermit.
UNLINKING yourself from pieces of your life is simply detaching yourself from your everyday worries, anxiety, stress, overactive mind and ultimately ‘control’ over the things which deplete your energy. RELINKING is making the choice to change how you connect to activities and time allocation you’ve simply neglected, ignored or have not invested to make the most of.
The big surprise? You can actually do this while you are living your present life, though it is a matter of a behavioral adjustment.
You have twenty-four hours in a day. The easiest way to dissect your day is to note the hours you devote to the various components of your life.
Most people have their days broken up into several segments:
*Leisure (social life/hobbies)
Those who have school or other segments may have a longer list.
Every person has an allocated time block for these things to make up their life. However, in today’s society of multitasking, the lines have become blurred when it comes to compartmentalization/segmentation.
In some ways, this allows us to ‘do more’ and ‘be more.’
In other ways, it is depleting our energies and fragmenting our lives where they are stretched too far and we forget to ‘make time’ for an area in our life which may be lacking attention.
For most people, this area is wellness. Wellness is more than exercise, nutrition, and health. Wellness is about well-being beyond physical health. Wellness includes mental, emotional, and spiritual health areas as well.
For others, the ‘play and have fun’ aspect of life is missing. Life becomes very serious with a long list of responsibilities, obligations, duties, errands and tasks. Suddenly laughter, ‘lightness’ and playful joy is null and void.
There is a third group of people who have the learning, stimulation and curiosity/adventure component missing from their lives. Life has become a rut, a routine of sorts that falls into the pattern of complacency, stagnant energy and the zest is gone.
The fourth group of people has a sense of ‘connection’ removed and a ‘void’ system happening in their attachment to happiness.
This is otherwise known as the ‘blahs’ group where nothing seems to be of interest. There is a different kind of ‘unplugging’ and ‘disconnect’ from life because they have stopped dreaming altogether. Usually this group is either seeking help or numbing themselves.
To get a clearer picture of your life, keep a running journal or calendar of your day’s activities. You will begin to see a ‘pattern’ form in where your time is heaviest in each compartment and it will become evident what area is missing.
The Art of Unlinking and Relinking is the practical application of recreating a brand new schedule for yourself.
If you are the kind of person who has to check their email and work on your day off, try using your day off as an actual day off. You may laugh and think this is silly and ridiculously obvious.
However, if you have not actually tried it to know the difference of removing yourself and UNLINKING yourself from self-imposed deadlines that do not exist; you do not know the liberation of what it feels like to do it.
If you are an errand maniac and load up your weekends doing nothing but errands, try going one weekend without doing any and instead schedule in that forgotten hobby or take a class to reinvigorate learning or go for a hike to add in adventure.
You will notice right away how better your life feels when you make a DIFFERENT AND CONSCIOUS CHOICE from your habitual one.
It is easy to fall into ruts and routines. Why not re-create a new routine instead and develop your own Art of Unlinking what you normally do, trading it in for a life-recharge with just one changed action to change-up your life’s LINKS altogether.
It is important to understand the human brain, and default behavioral patterns we fall into regularly. If we take note of the conscious efforts we can do (but often do not) to eliminate our own sluggish routines, we are empowered to make changes.
What becomes overwhelming for some is that they believe that a life change has to be a major overhaul. This is not the case. Quite often one small tweak or one small act can provide an entire LIFE LINK change within your row of LINKS. This alone can change the energy field from your normal activities and invite new energy into your life that was not there before.
The benefit of this entire process? You could learn something new, meet new people, and even inspire your own circle of friends to do the same thing. When this happens, a larger ripple effect of ‘one small change’ can happen, creating a new wave of energy altogether.
THIS IS THE ART OF UNLINKING and RELINKING. It can influence your life many positive ways. You just may end up discovering something new about yourself in the process!