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Leading A More Productive Life Via Segment Intending

If you’re interested to lead a more productive, meaningful life, then “segment intending” is what you need to learn. “Segment intending” is the practice and art explained by Abraham Hicks which involves dividing up your day into various segments. You then create a specific intention for that part or segment of the day.

For instance, if you’re out with your friend or if you’re busy doing stuff at work, you should set a specific intention for it. In the case of the former scenario, you could set the intention that you just want to enjoy your day and give yourself the chance to wind down. In the case of the latter, on the other hand, you could set the intention that you just want to set things in motion at work and that you just want to be more creative and productive at the same time, and don’t neglect your working environment.

If you’re interested to follow the practice of “segment intending,” here are a few ways for you to do so:

1. Decide on the length of period for your chosen segment or segments. Since you are still new to this practice, a recommended segment of around fifteen to twenty minutes will do. You can then decide if you want to increase the length of time or not as you continue with your practice. The best thing to remember as well is to choose the exact “begin” and “end” times for your segments.

2. Prepare your segment on times that you know you will not easily be interrupted by anybody or any other outside factor. This is, of course, not easy to do especially if you’re a mother and you have kids to attend to. Still, you should make it a point to find a segment that you know you can assign an “intention” to.

3. Fix your objectives for that particular segment or period of time. While you’re free to attend to other requirements and needs outside of the chosen segments, you really need to focus on them once you begin your practice. For example, you could complete the other errands at home such as returning telephone calls, checking your emails, washing the dishes etc. However, when you begin doing your segments, focus on them intently.

4. Whenever you find yourself distracted, redirect your attention immediately back to the segment and to the respective intention. It is really very easy to get distracted, hence, you must know how to go back and keep your focus. You can do this by starting to train yourself on multi-tasking — doing some of the things you really need to do at a time but somehow doing segment intending at the same time.

5. As soon as you finish a particular segment, permit yourself to go back and ponder. Did you do the segment intending well? Were your objectives met? Was your attention easily distracted? How did you deal with the distraction? These are just some of the key questions that you need to ask yourself.

Based on the aforementioned, it really takes time and practice to perfect segment intending. However, once you get the hang of it, you will, for sure, lead a more productive and creative life.

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