A local philosopher once said “I don’t want to wake up”
– Travis Scott
Often times, it’s hard to find motivation at the start of the day. Not everyone can be Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson and start their day at 4 AM with intention & purpose. Well, that’s not exactly true.
YOU, can wake up with intention and purpose. You just have to be mindful.
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
This morning, reflect on how purposeful you want to be with your actions. Are you allowing for random thoughts to intrude your actions? If so, what do you want to do about these thoughts? If you decide to stay in bed, what is your purpose? Will you refill your tank of energy? Will you give your body rest? Will you meditate?
If you decide to get up and make food, will you give yourself a purposeful meal? Will you provide yourself with the nutrients needed to take on the day?
This morning, will you take on that one task that you’ve been dreading? Will you place maximum effort? What thoughts come to you?
Sometimes, these questions might feel too difficult to answer. They might feel like the thoughts we want to ignore. Today, I’m asking you to be mindful. Be purposeful. Once we get ourselves out of autopilot, we’ll start to notice how fun it is to take the wheel.