Pay Attention To What’s Going On In Your Day And You Will Find Joy In Your Life.
I woke up this morning with the intent that I would be mindful of my day and I really thought that I was but, it wasn’t till I started to journal; when I realized how much the little things in my day really meant to me. “The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
My daughter was labeled as autistic at 2 years old, she’s 9 now. Every now and then she speaks to me and her dad and every time we’re excited and amazed. Todays amazing thing . . . she got on her school bus all by herself.
“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
The little things in my life comes across to me as WOW moments and when I write out the 5 things that I’m grateful for it doesn’t take very long.
“The feeling that any task is a nuisance will soon disappear if it is done in mindfulness.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh
Yes! There’s a bunch of stuff in my day that I just don’t feel like doing, but you know, that’s when discipline shows up. The difference between what happened and excuses is our discipline. Discipline will get us what we want by getting our tasks done. When we motivate ourselves to do the work that we don’t feel like doing, it creates discipline which turns into habits and our change in habits is a change in our subconscious.
Social Experiment: Be mindful of your day, Write down what stood out to you the most, Write down 5 things that your grateful for today, Write down what you didn’t feel like doing, but did any way, Write down how completing that task made you feel and if it felt like it took long or not. Then read everything you wrote and notice how you feel about your day.
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