People often ask me, “How do you ever find time to chant?” I want to answer that here as well as show you some ways to make time to chant.
Chanting Creates the Time for Itself
The truth is that the more you chant regularly, the more time you seem to have for everything.
Here are three ways I’ve seen this happen in my life.
1. When I sit down to chant it’s almost as though the day organizes itself in my head . I find that I’m remembering important things that I’ve forgotten.
2. I seem to know what is most important, the most important tasks first.
3. If I’m mulling about something or unsure about how to handle something, I’ll get ideas about what to do. These ideas are generally a far more direct path to my goal. This means I’m more efficient and I let go of unproductive directions, which creates more time for me to do other things.
Interestingly enough, finding time to chant is not a concern for people who have already experienced some of the benefits of the practice.
Chanting Lays the Foundation for the Day
Those, who chant on a regular basis, say it is the most important thing they do every day. It lays the foundation for the whole day and things fall nicely into place. If they don’t do it the day simply doesn’t work as well.
Establish a New Habit
So how would I begin?
1. Start by establishing the habit of chanting for 5-10 minutes every day for 90 days. Consistency is a key to getting results.
If you’re going to try it, you want to see if this practice will work for you.
2. Chant right after you get up or the first thing after breakfast. You’re establishing a new habit here. Connecting it with something else makes it easier to remember. My experience is that if I wait until later in the day I’ll probably forget, as I become involved with my day’s activities.
3. Get up 10 minutes earlier. The night before, pull together everything you want to take with you in the morning, your clothes files, cell and tablet. That way you give yourself that little bit of extra time in the morning.
4. You might set your alarm 10 minutes earlier.
If you find yourself resisting making a change, I would encourage you to challenge yourself. You will be glad you did. That is a promise.
Any Other Questions, comments?
If you have other questions about how to find time to chant please ask me and I’ll go ahead and answer them as this is an important concern for a great many people at the beginning