What ever we believe becomes our reality. If we believe we are unworthy, we work to make ourselves unworthy. HOWEVER, If we believe we can change, if we believe we are worth our own time and investment, then we become such and those around us begin to taken notice.
A friend of mine often says, “I am on a Journey” and I think I’ve actually opened the door to that vehicle and am beginning to get in. The journey has to do with being mindful, deliberate, and gentle in all that I do.
Mindful in that I pay attention to everything I do. (Yes, this means I will need to slow down when I eat my food.) I have found that when I am mindful, even though I have a full schedule, I don’t get as frazzled and frustrated with my day. It doesn’t mean I get less done, it means that when I am doing something I am a 100% there. I’m learning there are benefits to NOT multi-tasking all the time.
If I am going to do it, I need to be deliberate and do it correctly. Carolyn Wightman, another friend of mine, often says, “If you don’t have time to do it right now, when in the future will you have time to go back and make it right.” This is true with our bodies as well. If we don’t have time right now to make deliberate choices to eat and live healthy, then when should we schedule the doctor’s appointments and treatments down the way?
Even when things don’t go my way, as things sometimes don’t. I can be gentle with myself and those around me and accept my circumstances, evaluate, and go on. There is no reason to beat myself up mentally. This step has been the most challenging for me to date. Old habits are difficult to break, however through deliberate choices and mindfully being in the moment it is becoming easier by the day!
I would love to hear which of these three are easiest and which are more of a challenge for you.
Drop me line. If you, or someone you know would like to know more about mindfulness training or how to be more deliberate in your choices just contact me.