At certain times of the year, we can get so caught up with doing that there is no time for being.
Alternatively; we may get so caught up in little things that we don’t have time for doing or being.
Perhaps only being wont produce an outcome in a day to day sense.
We can benefit by being aware of all aspects of our lives. What is optimally aware? I don’t know. I believe that paying keen attention to what we are doing is very useful.
Yesterday; Elizabeth and I were doing the gardening. I used a hose on the garden for the first time in several years of water restrictions. We also got to try the salad from the beginnings of a vegetable patch. Being aware helped to make those times rewarding and joy filled.
I like to practice adopting a good view of what is happening.
http://www.google.com/search?q=’zen and the art of’ might pull up some good ideas.