No matter how much we get done each day, there will still be unchecked items on our list, unexplored ideas, and places on our bucket list that we haven't visited yet.
Today I'm going to suggest that you take at least 15 minutes a day to connect, truly connect, with yourself. I like to think of it as "gratitude meditation" without some body position I might get stuck in.
Here's the idea:
Sometime between noon and 2 pm:
- a. find a quiet corner or place to sit
- b. set your timer for 14 minutes
- c. start with the beginning of your day and have specific, grateful thoughts on your day so far. For example, "I am so grateful that I woke up this morning after sleeping in a warm, comfortable bed", "I am so grateful for the wonderful breakfast I had", "I am so grateful that I get to share my talents with others", "I am so grateful that I get to live at a time when we have so many conveniences", "I am so grateful for my family who support me", "I am so happy for a family that I can support and give love to", etc. You get the idea...
- d. When the alarm goes off, take another minute to recognize and embrace the feeling of well-being and peace you are now experiencing.
We live in a crazy world and somehow we think we should be able to "do it all" and do it all right now! But this attitude is affecting our overall health and quality of life.
Our inbox is still going to be full when we die. Instead of worrying about it, shift your focus to gratitude on your blessings, and you'll find that the important and essential people and activities will fill our journey will love, peace, and the ability to get the most important things done.