Last week I told you about how much I love to journal and listed to inspiring podcasts like 7 Good Minutes. I listen to one episode just about every morning and have been doing so since August 2019. I crave the positive messages and the motivation I get from all the remarkable leaders and speakers!
During a recent episode, I was reminded that my first reactions to things aren't necessarily the right or appropriate reactions. We've all done this. Maybe you're driving down the street when all of a sudden someone cuts you off and beats you through the yellow light, leaving you stuck now at the red light. What a jerk, right?!
Not even! We can be intentional. Mindfulness is the practice defined in Oxford Languages as "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations..." When we choose to be mindful of ourselves, we can do all sorts of new things.
I sure hope you have a nice week ahead and remember to give yourself grace, be patient with others, and spread love always.
“Don't be pushed by problems, be led by dreams.”
- Clyde Lee Dennis
Listen to the 7 Good Minutes podcast "Using the Power of Positivity to Guide Your Daily Actions"