I have so much to do today. So I slept a little longer. I took my son to school and drove the long way back. I meditated a little longer, I sipped my coffee a little longer, was thankful for a little longer, prayed a little longer, kept quiet for a little longer. And then I looked at my planner.
Feeling calm has a huge impact on our ability to accomplish our daily goals. With a clear mind, we are able to work on our priorities and respond more appropriately to unplanned circumstances that arise throughout our day. When we begin our day with a purposeful sense of calm, we enjoy what we do, think more positively, and our experiences lead us to clarity. In other words, our day is also a meditation which helps us understand where we are, who we are and what we want. Entering our day calmly also allows us to be more patient, kind and understanding of others. It is difficult to become frantic when we resolutely intend our days to be calm. It is easier to manage life and all we have to do in it when the tone we set is calm.
With my morning ritual this morning, I intended to be calm. I became calm. I looked at my planner and made a reasonable list of things I want to achieve today. I am already thankful for the time I have for I have time to do what is important. With this mentality I will enjoy the day, enjoy those I come across and add to my level of happiness.
Today is a good day for you to breathe, relax and realistically look at your agenda. Include what matters. If it is too much, take a moment to relax and then look at your list again. When you have too much to do, do nothing, at least for a moment, and you will do everything.
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