- In Kerstin Caldwell on
You’ve just finished one task, but WAIT! Before you dive head first into to the next one, sit still and breathe for just a moment. Congratulate yourself for getting something checked off of your to do list. Reward yourself with a quick listen and a dance in your seat to your favorite song. Don’t have a favorite song? I suggest this.
You are FABULOUS!
NOW can be an alarming demand — especially if someone’s hollering at you. NOW can be something
that’s an immediate action item to prevent harm to others or yourself. NOW can be pausing and appreciating what you hear, smell or see.
Even within the NOWs that feel alarming, you have the option to proceed while grounded in love without shutting down to “survive”. Offer compassion to the alarm with a loving deep breath. Believe it or not, you really do have all the time in the world to pause and then proceed with grace.
Applauding your awesomeness,
Did you wake up thinking “Yes, I’m doing this today” or “No, I am dreading this”? Be bold and take a step toward turning your dreaded “I have to” into a liberating “I get to” all through the power of YES!
Avoiding an important conversation? Write it down, then practice saying it. If it’s a daunting task, move in the direction of its completion with one tiny step. If it’s as simple as not wanting to crawl out of bed to go for a run, stand up, stretch and get your shoes.
Just say YES! to one thing you don’t want to do. Then, just for fun, track how many yeses come back to you.
“There is no try, only do.” ~ Yoda
Pause for a moment. Take a deep breath. Did you feel the air tickling the hair on your arm? Does it take you to a sandy beach with azure water lapping at your toes? Or is it an arctic frost that’s making you uncomfortably alert? Count to a slow “60” with your eyes closed and find one thing — just one — that you appreciate in this very moment.