I like going to the gym. I enjoy how I feel after physically working out. But sometimes, as in other forms of discipline, I don’t really want to do the work because I’m tired, feel pressured, or running low on time. However, I am always glad when I follow through on my commitment to myself. Think about all the times you’ve accessed your will, determination, and focus to overcome obstacles. Where can you connect with this inner capacity to get better results? Get clear about your dreams, vision, and goals! Make a commitment to yourself, and put things in place to motivate you to follow through. You are worth it!
Sometimes, the first impulse is erroneous. Ever sent a text, an email or made a phone call impulsively only to realize that you made a serious mistake? Mindfulness is not about inaction. But Mindfulness teaches you to slow down to make skillful responses. Consciously pausing before acting can make a tremendous difference in the results you reap. Just taking a few brief breaths may be enough. Where can you build in brief pauses throughout your day today?