Developing the daily habits we want in our lives is hard work, especially when we find ourselves doing things that do not match up to our inner needs/values. When I found this quote it was one of those “woah!” moments. It got me thinking about what I want to do daily that is missing from my life and how I see so many people who tell me everything that is missing from theirs. I hear many things whether it’s connecting with someone, reading more, exercising or practicing therapy homework. Change is hard. Really hard…especially if you have a demanding job, a family to care for or your own personal struggles.
The challenge is to think about what is missing from your day that you want to add in. Then, using a very intense psychological technique I like to call Nike therapy…just do it! add it into your day, even if it’s only a minute. So if you want to start meditating, set your smartphone timer for a minute and just focus on your breath. If it’s reading, set your timer for a minute and read, even if it’s only one page, you did it! If a minute works this week, next week try for 5. This challenge will be for the next 2 weeks as I will be on vacation, so don’t forget and keep it going each day. I believe in you and you are strong enough to do this!