Meditation Wednesday: Working Smarter

Meditation Wednesday is a new, monthly series, where we’ll write a meditation piece for you to practice on your own. It will focus on writing, creating and imagining whatever theme we’re tackling for the month. 

This month, because the sun is in Virgo and Mercury just joined him in that sign, we’re going to focus a little on the concept of working. We know, we know… some of us are still in summer mode, but it’s never too early to start thinking about our work habits.

Working harder, not smarter, has been adage of recent years, really, as many are turning away from the 9 to 5 weekday grind to smarter working schedules and habits. Companies and business owners are thinking of how to best work at peaks and learn at lows, and reports are filing out to show them the best ways to do that.

There are some studies that show how creating strategies around work, such as devising energy maps and the pomodoro technique, will help you get a little more done, if routinely done. Then there are other research that points to the opposite of that, which is that it isn’t so much how we work, but that there isn’t enough work and what is there isn’t challenging enough for us.

Call it what you want, but working smarter and harder could coexist when applied to doing specific tasks, if you ask us. There are some things that require we work lighter and complete as fast as possible, while others need us to put a little bit more force and thought into it. And we can tap into what’s happening with the astros to make the best of this for us.

More on that later.

Now, without further ado, here’s your visualization #mantra for this month.

I am aware of the work I have to do, organize and prepare for this month.
I know I can get it all done
Because I’m specific on what I want to accomplish.
I know I can get it all done
Because I’m focused on what I want to accomplish.
I create daily.
This month, I will create daily.
I create my visions.
I create my visions.
The energies are great and supportive of my work.
I attract those energies of great thinking, organization and focus.
Focus is my super power.
I will focus on accomplishing everything I need to do this month.
I am focused.
I am focused.
I am focused.

Mercury will be doing all kinds of tricks this month, including a conjunct with the Sun on September 20 and squares to Saturn and Pluto later in the month. This will be a little stronger for those born later in the earth signs, so late Virgos, Capricorns and Taurus – especially since both planets ushering their way into the Cardinal sign of Libra. Mars moves from Capricorn to Aquarius mid-month, already forming a charging energy in the air – electrifying the way we move, how we react and act towards things. We recommend, because it’s Mercury, using mantras and meditations (yes, this one especially) to support whatever loop thoughts you have replaying in your mind.

Remember, those loop thoughts are a work in progress. Conditioning them to work for you vs. against you is often a lifetime pursuit. Just keep at it. Or better yet, come back next month where we’ll continue with our monthly meditation themes.

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