A Moment to Simply Be

I’m working on developing a new habit. Like it is with such things, I don’t really know when the seed of the idea fell upon fertile soil and began to grow, but here’s what began to sprout:

Every morning – or as close to every morning as possible – I take some time for myself before the day truly begins. I take a cup of coffee out onto the front porch and, for the space of time it takes me to finish that cup (Which, admittedly, will vary) I am present on that porch, just looking out on the world and bringing it into me. Sights, sounds, smells – the works. I actively try to keep thoughts of the day ahead out of my mind, and just be where my feet are.

There are times when this is easier for me than others, but I try to do this every day…and every evening (minus the coffee). The evening is a little different. I’m still primarily focused on the here and now but there’s also a definite “unplugging” from the day that’s happening.

In neither case, am I committing to an overly long span of time – a couple of minutes actually – but I am doing it deliberately, which I think is important. I’m choosing to take this time to simply be there in the moment.

I’ve found this time to be beneficial – even when it feels like I’m somehow wasting time (particularly in the morning). It gives me a bit of a happiness boost, and that moment of peace goes a long way.

Give it a try, see what it does for you.

Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.

I’ll see you on Thursday.


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