A well framed piece of art will enhance the painting within. It may enhance the colours, shapes or theme of the art piece by the size, shape and shade of the frame. Without the frame, the impact of the painting may well be greatly diminished.
Does the metaphor of framed art transfer to our own lives, can we imagine our days either framed or unframed?
If a day begins and it is undefined or 'unframed,' will plans be scattered or not even materialize? Will the mind connection of a desire to create a fulfilling day be thwarted due to the lack of framing hours ahead? Will our tasks and even dreams not come to fruition? We only need to think of vacation days when there often are no plans, when the lack of 'framed' days is the purpose of the day.
However in our day to day lives, more structure and a tighter mind-body connection is necessary to fulfil obligations, necessary activities even for our health and leisure hours. In that way, we can create a sense of a frame for the day's hours as they unfold. Many folks keep an appointment book, as a reminder to reduce the chance of forgetting important events. Others will create a list for the day which is a way of creating organized hours which can even include time for exercise or meditation.
Often other demands on our time will seemingly derail or obstruct the sense of a 'day running smoothly' but with flexibility, the sense of mind-body control over our hours, day to day, will continue. One way to check the efficiency of framing our days is to keep a small journal of achievements, tasks completed. Over time, a pattern will emerge of successful outcomes of our days, weeks, months and years.
As with any shift in managing our own lives, a requirement is discipline, listening to our mind and body, realizing the connection between the two. As with framing an art piece with just the perfect frame, we need to carefully examine how we frame the days of our lives. Deciding how is one step and the second step is in choosing the suitable frame for yourself.