I’ve been looking for a local meditation class and stumbled on this site with 100 wellness exercises. The videos are short, 4-6 minutes each, and focus on different aspects of feeling better – by being more grateful, clearing clutter, getting more sleep, beating sugar, and… you get the idea. It’s a great list.
Being a “get it done” kind of girl, I was like, “I’ll do all of these today,” and started to click through one to the next. But I decided instead to stop and spend a day on each one. I’ve tried to remind myself lately that I have time. I don’t have to get everything done right away. It’s a huge temptation for me to think, “Yes. Check. Got it done. Move on.” And rarer for me to take the time to deeply contemplate a thought or idea – especially if it’s a challenge or something negative about who I am or how I think.
So why take on 100 challenges? If you do them over 100 days, you will start to form two habits. The first is the habit of concentrating for 5 minutes a day on wellness. And the second is the habit of being mindful about how you think and what you think.
Take a deep breath. And click that link if you dare 🙂
I’ll leave you today with this shot from the Laurel Hills Cemetery in Saco, Maine. This cemetery is a silent, mysterious place. Naturalized daffodils that spill down the bank to the river remind us that life cycles in a beautiful way.