I will be present. I am committing myself to practicing mindfulness in all activities, situations and interactions.
Practicing mindfulness and presence may sound easy to some people, but for me it's going to be a challenge. My days seem to be filled with activities and interactions where I don't have time to pause, let alone think! I'm overwhelmed by "busyness" and reacting to stimuli. I haven't made it a practice to stop, think, consider different options and just breathe.
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Here are some ways I will practice mindfulness:
I will listen more than I speak.
I will freely give my time to others.
I will keep my surroundings free of clutter.
I will inspire others without constraints.
I will create my own art every day.
I will not gossip or pass judgement.
I will practice meditation and yoga.
I will pray before taking action.
I will be present.
Like many people, I've found setting goals is essential to successfully accomplishing difficult tasks. I also know the best goals stretch me beyond my comfort zone. When I'm pushed to my limits, I'm inspired to find strength. As I design my happy, healthy and wealthy goals for 2016 I will include mindfulness. I will be completely present and there will be an added sweetness to my accomplishments.