I live in the present. I slow down and give my full attention to one activity at a time.
I breathe in and out. I concentrate on the air entering and exiting my body. Each inhalation energizes me. Each exhalation relaxes me.
I observe my thoughts without judging them. When I realize that my mind is wandering, I gently return my attention to the present. I recognize my power. I choose which thoughts and feelings to act upon.
I connect with each of my senses. I notice the scent of freshly cut grass and the softness of my favorite towels.
I savor simple pleasures. I am content drinking a cup of delicious tea or soaking in a warm bath. I enjoy free fun with my children. We make paper crafts and play word games.
I spot promising opportunities. I find ways to capitalize on events at home and work. When my child stays home sick, I use the time to read together. When a colleague takes a new job, I volunteer to take on more responsibility.
I learn valuable lessons. Each moment is important because it can teach me something.
Today, I focus on being present. I enjoy the journey as well as the destination. I let go of regretting the past and worrying about the future. I feel peaceful and content.
1. How does mindfulness help me to enjoy life?
2. What is the relationship between mindfulness and gratitude?
3. How can I balance living in the present and planning for the future?