"And once you understand that habits can change, you have the freedom and the responsibility to remake them." -Charles Duhigg
Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer
Research shows that 40% to 60% of our day is based on routine activity that we carry forward again to the next, Just think of the common phrase “your morning routine.” Do you know anyone who doesn’t have one? Habits and routines are a big part of our life. They make us feel comfortable and bring us feelings of peace and calm. They can also help us feel more organized and effective, as we complete our tasks more easily, and often automatically. So, it’s easy to imagine that, when you change a habit or add a new, positive one, you can truly change your life.
Let’s take advantage of our human nature and love for creating habits. Let’s make it work even more in your favor. Simply make a habit of finding pleasure in every present moment that you experience…all day long. You can do it. It just takes practice, and the rewards are oh so wonderful!
Here’s how to begin creating your most important habit... living fully in the present moment!
1) Concentrate on this moment, focusing on what you can create right now, with whatever is going on, that feels good and brings you peace. This requires that you leave the past where it belongs, in the past. The more you concentrate on now by making choices that feel good in the present moment, the more easily you will be able to take care of your future. The results will be amazing!
2) Bask in the delight of your life right now, and lead with love. Open your heart as you place your full attention on whatever activity you have at hand. Notice how much more calming it is to do one thing at a time, as you fully immerse your mind and energy in it, remembering to feel good.
3) Now, go one step further. No matter what you are doing at any given moment all day long, find something about it that feels loving, fun, or kind. Be present and feel grateful for that moment. It’s an easy habit to form with practice. Just say, "I love you and thank you" in your mind for that moment, for the person, the thing, and for yourself, whatever the experience encompasses.
As you say this to yourself, you are saying it to every one of the 50 trillion cells in your body and it will feel good! Then, to top it with an even greater dose of dopamine, allow a smile to form on your face. Feel the joy in your heart as you keep it there. Finally, imagine what your life will feel like when you smile and laugh all day long!
With these simple steps, you can begin to create a habit that will change your life forever!
Have an absolutely magical week full of love, gratitude, and fun, fun, FUN!
~Mary Lynn Ziemer
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