Our mind doesn’t know the way
Our heart has already been there
And our soul never left
Picture taken of Haytor on Dartmoor in Devon, England
Here is one of the amazing people that have helped me keep focused Jen Sincero
You are a badass… was one of the first books I read to help me on the road to recovery.
This email just popped onto my phone from Jen ……
Happy New Year!
I was thinking about you and your New Year’s resolutions for 2018, running wild with an optimistic “this year I’m not screwing around” fist raised high in the air.
And I realized that my personal resolution could perhaps help you keep yours. Hence, I want to share.
My resolution is to intend more this year. To make a daily, conscious choice to be more present, every morning. For example:
I intend to stop and notice five things I’m grateful for today
I intend to take a deep breath before speaking today
I intend to do something I’ve never done before today
I intend to organize my desktop today
I intend to chat up three strangers today
I intend to dole out five honest compliments today (to myself as well)
I intend to look on the bright side today
I intend to expect the best, no matter what, all day today
I love this exercise because it’s just one day at a time, which is the key to fending off overwhelm and helping you stick to things. You can do anything for one day. Hell you can set an intention before a specific moment, like before walking into a room (I intend to go slowly and take it all in), driving to the supermarket (I intend to be blown away by the miracle that is driving a car), sitting down to meditate (I intend to receive guidance on how to approach my boss for a raise), before visiting a grouchy relative (I intend to have compassion for my uncle who has had a hard life) or before taking a bite of a grilled cheese sammich (I intend to savor this bite and taste every nuance of its cheesy magnificence until I burst into tears of delight).
You can apply intentions to your resolution, no matter what it is. If your resolution is to quit smoking: I intend to treat my precious lungs like the great gifts they are today.
If your resolution is to make more money: I intend to do something that scares the crap out me that will push me towards my financial goal today.
Daily intentions are extremely powerful and simple because they break things down into bite sized chunks, shift our focus and, dare I say, make things kinda fun.
We have countless things all around us every moment to be amazed by, grateful for, thrilled about, educated from, in love with.
All we have to do is remember to pay attention.
Here’s to a conscious and kick ass 2018!
Thank you Jen!! It’s exactly what I’ve been saying…
What are you grateful for today?
Love to you all x