Sunday, January 5, 2014
The Challenge of Choosing One Word
Resolutions, Shmesolutions... They don't work, at least for me, they don't.
So I'm trying this "One Word" thing out, and we'll see how it goes...I guess.... It took me fooooorever to pick a word. I've read so many blog posts saying the same thing. We could pick 2-3 words, but what makes one word so magical, how does it work in all situations or circumstances?
There are the easy words.. hope, breath, faith, love, family, etc.....
Then I thought about what I've learned about Mindfulness. Being present, in the moment every minute of the day, even when brushing your teeth. Okay, I know, you're probably laughing now thinking, "Yea, right, I'm thinking about what needs to be done before getting in bed or going to work!".
For example, while holding your daughter's hand, feel her hand, pay attention to the difference in size and texture. (You do know this won't last forever..) Be present in that moment. Giving your PRESENCE to whomever you are with, or whatever you are doing is the greatest gift you can give that person and yourself.
It has been helping with my anxiety, just to do one thing at a time, as often as possible. I feel like I'm on repeat with: "Hold on, let me finish this first.", followed by a lot of sighs... Alas, they will survive...and I will concentrate on brushing my teeth while I do just that.
Big Hugs to You <3