It’s a random Thursday around here again . . . here are 3 things that have been on my mind . . .
- A while back we talked about moments of contentment and how it can improve our lives when we notice them. I’m circling back on this to see if you’ve been doing this and what your experience has been like. I can say unequivocally that I’ve been noticing and enjoying the hell out of it when I do. The light of the moon through my kitchen window. The purring of George and Fred when they are asleep in my lap. Snuggling into my bed at the end of a long day. Reading a sentence in a book that makes me stop and pause. Opening my eyes after ten minutes of meditating. These all produce a deep feeling of contentment for me and noticing them makes it even better.
- I have a friend who loves to say solve the problem. And that is excellent advice. And pretty easy to follow, too, if you take it step by step. I think those steps should involve defining the problem (and if it’s more than one then break them out separately), thinking about how to make it better, and then executing whatever it takes to get it done. Some are very simple: spending too much time on a mindless game? Solve the problem by deleting it from your phone. Some are more complex and need to be broken into steps: need to rethink how you heat your home? What’s the first step to take? Make the call. I think if we can approach problems in this way they will all seem easier to solve.
- Now that spring is officially here I have a list of Spring Goals. Items on the list include: swapping out the bedroom curtains and linens, clearing out a cabinet in my mudroom, straightening a book case, making a spreadsheet of gardening tasks, and more. The list is in my journal and that helps me to remember what I need to do and identify what task might fit with my particular mood or time frame. I take great satisfaction with checking things off when I complete them, too.
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