Sunday, January 7, 2018

My Mind Wants To Travel at Warp Speed

 This morning when I turned on the computer, I spotted an article on mindfulness that I wanted to read but I had a zillion things on my to-do list so I pulled up the article and began to skim... I got to the end of the article, remembering pretty much nothing...

So where did I learn this skimming technique... sadly from school I think. Way too much homework and not enough time... so I skimmed and probably absorbed about half of the info I needed for the lesson.  I was doing it again.

I have a Power-Up that tells me to slow down and having remembered it, I went back to the beginning of the article and began to read slowly... word for word.  That lasted for about 30 seconds before I began skimming again. I slowed myself back down and reread the last sentence and then continued with fits and starts... man this is hard!! It seemed to take me forever to get to the end of it and then I realized that today is Sunday. I have all day to read the article if I wanted to... Time is all mine!!

So, that's what I want you to do today... slow down and read every word, savor every sip of coffee... whatever you are rushing through

 Slow Down...

Thinking Ahead... Buy one Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for next Christmas. You have no idea how much stress it will take off of you when next December rolls around. This year, I enjoyed the entire month instead of scrambling to get everything on my to-do list completed. **Currently Reading " Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind" Henry Brantley, Wendy Millstine ** Did you remember to write in your Gratitude Diary ** Have You Meditated Today?? **I learned quickly that when I made others laugh, they liked me." Art Buchwald (Why do we do this to ourselves?? **What is your depression level today? Is it improving? Join me again tomorrow as we work through our day together. ** "Nothing but sunshine, heading our way... zippity do dah, zippity ah" We can thank Allie Wrubel wrote the music and Ray Gilbert wrote the lyrics. **And please share if you can think of someone who could use a little reminder that their happiness is important too! **Something to think about... “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Roy T. Bennett **There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time... we are bound to break our own physical or mental structure. Ted Bengermino

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