Don't Forget To Have a Good Time

Happy Friday!

On this, the first Friday of October, your new fall/ school year schedules and how you've reacted to the change/ schedule may just be kicking in...  With that being said, it is a perfect opportunity to return to a core principle of mindfulness (and by "a," I really mean "the"): being present.

For an attempt at living a more mindful life to be successful, you must first actually BE PRESENT.  RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.

Here are some of the things we've discussed to make that happen in previous posts:


Smile.  (Or don't.) 

Feel your body. 

Notice your posture,

your muscles, 

your weight distribution,

the breeze,

the smells,

the sounds,

the tastes--

Take it all in. 

With all of these things to keep in your mind and put into practice daily, sometimes mindfulness can seem like too much work or seem like a chore.  That's not the point. 

Today, instead of all of those other suggestions, I'll make one...  Something to live by, strive for, but not stress over:

Don't forget to have a good time.

Life is not so bad!  (Actually, it's pretty beautiful, so let it be!)  If you can do this, mindfulness will occur naturally, without you even noticing.  So, take a little time to yourself today and ENJOY IT!  (I give you permission.)  Click here for 10 ways to relax and get mindful.  Whether it is on your drive home, during an afternoon tea break, a call to your best friend, a walk with your dog, or a jog around the block, take some time to have a good time.  You won't regret it.

What kind of good time will you have today?

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