It may be Day 25, but with a gentle perspective change, today can be your Day One.
As you are getting ready for work, school, the day ahead, take a few moments to be aware of your intentions or even just your schedule. If your schedule is packed today, can you still find moments to be present? It's soooo easy to go through the motions of life, especially when we have habits and routines that we experience every single day. Whether you are driving carpool, grabbing a Starbucks, hitting the gym, walking the dog, doing the laundry, see if you can be MINDFUL today of your actions, your thoughts, your surroundings.
It's gorgeous here in NC this week and every now and then I find myself "seeing" the blue sky for the first time in the day. And then the colors of the changing leaves start to come into my line of vision and I appreciate, even for just a little bit, the beauty of the world around me. Like I wrote a few days ago....try today to "look up" and notice.
After we are aware and present, see what kind of change can occur. Is there somewhere in this morning or afternoon when you can carve out 10-15 minutes for yourself or for something that brings you joy, satisfaction, peace? Maybe it's 10 minutes of movement or chatting in person with a friend. Maybe it's tidying up your office for 10 minutes so you can feel a sense of accomplishment. Or perhaps it's playing a game with your children. Let's be aware and be present today friends and observe the little changes that occur.
We are going to look for lots of fruit in our diet and try for 30 minutes of movement. We have plank and side-lying leg lifts on the calendar and a whopping 8 hours of sleep!
Good luck! Stay in touch.
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