Find some time today and do something with mindfulness and intentionality.
Be a focused part of it from start to finish. Make it a ritual in your morning, afternoon, or evening that you are so incredibly present for that each moment connects to the next so that it becomes a memory for life.
It doesn't have to be something big or fancy.
It doesn't have to be a trip to Disneyland, a triathalon, or an Alaskan cruise.
In fact, it doesn't have to take more than five or ten minutes.
So what can it be?
It can be:
--Making the coffee
--Taking a shower
--Handing out papers in class
--Eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
--Helping the student with fractions
--Playing with the dog
--Talking with the kids
--Praying or meditating
--A single yoga pose
--Cleaning off your classroom desk at the end of the day
--Weeding the flowerbed in front of your house
--Hugging your significant other (this is a good one)
--Feeding the cat
--Chatting with your children
--Going into 7-11 for a Super Big Gulp
--Walking to the mailbox to get the mail
--Changing a light bulb
--Sipping your cup of tea
--any other activity of your day
Give yourself permission to be a part of your life--to be an invited participant in at least one single activity of your day--and see if, by practicing being present, it doesn't help give you a great sense of peace and focus.
So sometime today, try making a choice to be focused on the activity (that's where the intentionality comes in) and then just be where you are doing what you're doing*.
It's that simple. TZT
* And if you're so inclined, let me know how it goes.