July 26, 2018
I am borrowing the beginning of a song that my son is writing. He is a very creative rapper in the making. He shared the lyrics with me tonight. The first line makes me think of people that slog through their lives, kind of half-asleep, letting everyone and everything around them choose their direction. It could be from habit, or just not getting the memo… you get to choose!! It is time to Wake Up. This life you have is your own. You are in the driver’s seat. You are directing the destiny that you are headed for. Think about doing things today with more thought. Breathe and notice the oxygen flowing into your body. Oxygen creates fuel for your cells. Breathe deeply, getting that oxygen flowing… Do it every day for a week, you will notice the difference. Eat consciously. It is so easy to go through a meal without even noticing the food. Stop and chew. Savor and notice what you enjoy. Are you eating in a way that nourishes your body? Can you make some tweaks that will benefit your health? It is worth a few minutes of contemplation. Hydrate. Drink more water, your cells need it. Move. Start out with walking, or your favorite dance or yoga moves. Even a few minutes a day will make a noticeable difference. Get those endorphins flowing around in your body! And always listen to your body, it knows when it is time to rest, and when you are able to push forward a little with movement. Take care of yourself. No need to move to the point of hurting.
Individually, these seem like little things, but because we do them every day, some conscious decision making about the way we do them adds up to big positive changes over time. Take note of these little things. They matter. Don’t sleep-walk through your days and miss the chance to notice and begin to feel your decision making power. When you start small, you will notice the changes and be ready to take on bigger decisions in your life. Are you AWAKE?