Try this: 

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.