So many of us go through our day doing all the things on our to-do list, if we are organized, or we just follow the unfolding of the day and deal with it as it arises if that is our routine. We are focused on being productive and look to get the most out of our day, but sometimes at the end of the day, we wonder what did I do today? What did I really accomplish?
I am going to suggest a must do list. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the must do list, it is a shorter and less fluid list of items for today. It is 3-5 things that absolutely have to be done today. It may be a small piece of a larger project that can be completed today. Having a must do helps with the all too common pushing to tomorrow act we often do with our to do list.
But the only thing on that must do list that I will address is the addition of a lovingME moment. What is a lovingME moment? I am glad you asked. It is a moment, of your choosing, planned or, after it becomes habit, as opportunity presents itself, to just be. Your lovingME moment is whatever recharges you and connects you to the “real you” (your spirit) the best. I don’t recommend that it be media (books, magazines, Internet, TV, phone, etc.) related at all. As you improve and become more aware in the process, perhaps so, but as you begin, let it just be a moment with you, only you, preferably in nature or with something that inspires you as you look at it or even imagine it. Take a moment to just be present with yourself and to give thanks for the moment.
A lovingME moment can last as long as you have, as long as you require, as long as you can do. It will get easier and more and more enjoyable as you do this. The idea is to just be with yourself in a loving and thankful way and to get control of your thoughts, directing them toward the positives in your life.
Eventually, when this is habit, you will easily do it throughout the day no matter where you are or what your surroundings may be. How great to say oh, I am just having a lovingME moment as you come back into focus when the meeting begins.
Why not give it a try today? Put it on your must do list and schedule until it is habit. At the end of the day, when you review what was accomplished, that moment with yourself will come up as one of, if not the, best moments of the entire day. You will also find that your thinking becomes clearer and that your stress level decreases tremendously. If you find this difficult or you find that you dismiss it without even trying it, that is a sign that you need it all the more. It really is the most important thing you can do today. My door is open if you need support in this.