Mindful 3: April 2016
Mindfulness has been a topic on my mind a lot lately because I've decided to write a book about living a motivated and inspired life. But I'll probably make a proper post about that, so no more discussion. Only that it looks at, and offers advice about sustaining that higher level of living that we encounter maybe one a day, once a week or monthly, if we are truly unhappy with our current situation. Anyhoos, being mindful is a part of the practice to sustain this inspiration and zeal for life, so I've been thinking about it often. With the changing of seasons at the moment, there are many things to admire and be thankful for. As there are bright spring blooms in the northern hemisphere, and rich reds and yellows in the southern. But to me those are a given, so I've steered away from weather related "mindful 3's" which I tell you, has been a struggle. So I hope that as well as not letting the changing seasons fly by without any notice, you are also mindful of these three things on the reg'.
- The end of day-light savings. I realise this is specific to only those living in certain places, but my-my has this come at a perfect time. Personally I was finding during the last week, it incredibly difficult to carry out my morning routine. That is, get up at 6 am and be productive for an hour or two before eating anything. With the extra hour up our sleeves, I am looking forward to capitalising on it as best I can, starting with rising early - no excuses this time round.
- Fresh cut flowers. Have you ever really committed to keeping flowers alive when in a vase. There should be a license for this, because I am sure we have nation wide unnecessary early demise of cut flowers. If one refreshes the water regularly then they with last 2-3, even 4 weeks. I'm serious! So I'm repaying their beauty this month by taking extra care and pro-longing their luscious life.
- Animals wanting your attention. While you might think such attention, is simply for food, if you have a fluffy four-legged (or three, two or one!) friend gaze into your eyes, put their chin on your lap, or wiggle uncontrollably when you wake, then repay that attention and always tell them how darn cute they are. It will brighten everyone's mood I promise.