Whoa, this Monday morning. Here in the U.S., most of us “sprung” our clocks forward this past weekend, and lost an hour in the process. It’s kind of hard to notice it even happened until you hit that first morning when an alarm goes off. Ouch.
We’re all grown-ups, so we all survived, though…until tomorrow, anyway. One day at a time. ;-)
To help you power up for the rest of what today holds, we’re taking some inspiration from Tamara Levitt of one of my fave mindfulness apps. Or from her refrigerator door, apparently. Either way, it’s a quick reminder of the power we hold in every decision we make, if we can find that mindful moment in “between stimulus and response” (V. Frankl) to choose intentionally. If a choice you’re about to make satisfies an immediate need, but disrupts your ability to get what you really want in the long-term, don’t do it. Or, at least come to terms with that as the outcome before you go ahead and say yes to it.
It’s really just mindful decision-making, with an extra layer of impulse packed into it. Stop, breathe, pause, choose, act. Sounds easy enough right?
Sure, if you’re paying close enough attention to even notice it’s happening.
Have a mindful Monday. :)