Some people jump into Monday morning, raring to go. For others, it's a few trips around the coffee pot before the body, mind and spirit get going, maybe taking hours to sync up. Consider taking a moment, even as you read this, to simply consider what your intention is for today? What is your purpose or aim? You may have several in multiple areas of your life. You may not. Pick one. Maybe it's simply taking the time to breathe in the middle of a hectic day. Another example, I will listen to my inner voice. Maybe it's expressing and communicating to others in a clear and loving voice. Consider what you want to cultivate in your life, set an intention, and watch what happens. Try making this a daily morning habit (at least for this one week!) I guarantee you will have a different day than you would have otherwise.
Just a quick paraphrase of an exercise I learned years ago. You have a jar. You have golf balls, marbles, and sand. If you fill the jar up with sand first, there is no room for the golf balls and marbles. If you fill it up with the golf balls, then the marbles then the sand, you'll maximize the use of the space in the jar.
Are you making sure the big things in your life are attended to first? There are lots of options for how to fill the jar. What are your golf balls, marbles and sand? As you begin this monday morning, what will you be attending to? I'd love to hear.
The change jar- growing up my Dad kept a container on his dresser where he would put spare change. Everyday he'd empty his jingling pockets, lightening the load, and the next day they seemed to magically fill up while he was gone at work. When the container was full, we'd get a chance to share inthe bounty, off on a family adventure. Part of the fun was putting the coins in the paper funnels so we could add up the rolls and determine the value of what had been accumulated. It was fun to watch the jar fill up, to anticipate the rolls that would be filled, and ultimatly the time we'd share together spending it.
I'm reinstating the concept today. Not with coins, which I tend to spend regularly, but by commiting to my gratitude log. What small changes do you make that have added up for you? I'd love to hear.