I feel a little rusty, but felt compelled to share one of my monkey mind’s gazillion book worthy thoughts. Here goes.
As my little sweetpea blessed me with a few moments of down time today (yes, his naps are that short!), I thought to myself: “Uhm, what do I do with myself now?!” Ah, the pressure to perform and live to the last drop, even in these scarce, precious moments! Eesh.
What is a very small thing I can do in very little time to experience meaning and well being, r i g h t n o w? No projects. No medium or long term commitments. No procrastination.
And since I have a very real and personal understanding of time as an obstacle to living juicy, I thought I’d share with you some of the ideas that came to mind:
- Pick any book from your collection, open it on a random page, put your finger down anywhere on it and read. What does it inspire? It doesn’t really matter. The point is you experienced a nourishing moment. Moments make a lifetime!
- Take at least 3 consecutive deeeeeeeeeep breaths (where you exhale as loud as you can / want to). Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh. Let it go. We all need to. Repeat.
- Do a little dance. If you’re into creative expression, what simple movement – or series of – reflects where you’re at right now, this instant? Don’t think about it. Just let your body do the talking / thinking.
- Have a Small Moments of Goodness jar ready where you can randomly pick ideas for these kinds of small actions whenever you have a few seconds of free time, but no idea what to do with yourself. This is one of my favourites.
Got any other ideas you’d like to share with us?