This is the view from my front door. It is crazy it happened so fast. At 5 am my husband and I woke up to a flash flood warning. We looked outside it didn’t look too bad. An hour later our front yard was covered and the water was getting close to our door. Within another hour the water started to come inside. Our garage was flooded. I share all of this with you because all I could think when I was watching the water come into our home was, “thank God we invested in flood insurance.” To be honest I was not thrilled at the time to get and pay for insurance but my husband urged me to think long-term and to think about our goals past the immediate.
More and more in my life, I am taking my decisions seriously. I have been shifting from thinking of immediate gratification to thinking about the long-term effects of my decisions. Making a decision based on long-term and choosing according to what I want a bigger picture and what I am trying to create long-term is paying huge dividends! I am finding that although it may not seem as sexy as being impulsive it is sexy in the end when I find myself waking up to my dream life because of decisions I made last year.
Are you being mindful when you make decisions? Are you making decisions that are contributing to your life dreams? I encourage you to make decisions based on the dream life you want to create versus reacting. and picking the easy or immediately gratifying choice. Wishing you nothing but the best!
What if for one day you just did what came up. What if, you thought about exercise and you just did it before your mind had time to think about why you can’t or shouldn’t.
What if, you just did your daily or weekly chores without engaging with why you don’t want to or shouldn’t.
What if, you completed that daunting task at work or in your business without putting it off or procrastinating.
Well the other day I decided that no matter what, whatever chore, task, or health habit I had planned to do I would just complete it without engaging with the mental drama.
I will tell you it was not easy my mind is a persistent force to be reckoned with, but I did it. I just stayed laser focus and basically talked to myself the way I talk to my three you boys, “You will do this now, you won’t complain, and you will like it.”
You know what? Pushing past my mental games and just focusing on the doing I actually did like it. The best part of all was that I saved so much time by not engaging with the, “I don’t want to.” It was shocking to me how much quicker my “to do’s” became when I just focused on the doing.
I have been inspired to work on this daily. Just do! No mental drama. It is almost like a meditation. I am not saying I thoroughly enjoy my “to do’s” but I will say I am enjoying the challenge of disengaging with the mental drama and just doing. It is almost like a game now.
If you try this please let me know. I would love to hear your wins and challenges. Wishing you well!