A Move to Mindfulness and An Attitude of Gratitude | Learn How to Rewire Your Brain for Positivity
It’s Monday morning, 6:15am. Your chest is tight, breathing shallow, mind in a million places except the present moment. You’ve already changed two diapers, refereed three tearful tugs of war over the new dollar store excavator, and customized four breakfasts while your toddler grips your calves for balance. You had set the alarm for 5am the night before with best intentions to steal some solitude before the predictable 5:15am shrieking. But your toddler crying at 2am for an hour forced your finger to press “snooze” and sacrifice serenity. You still need to shower, get both kids to daycare, and appear presentable for an 8:30am meeting. The overwhelm avalanche approaches. Here we are . . . again. Your wish to move through the morning mindfully seems to have escaped you once more. What would it be like to start a day without the racing thoughts, without feeling “in your own head” constantly? As you scan your messy house, now-stained shirt and erratic children, a feeling of failure starts to seep in. And yet, the fledgling hope to do differently tomorrow remains. With the arrival of a new school year comes new beginnings and the opportunity to consciously recommit to living mindfully and with gratitude. How can this be achieved?
- Desire to rewire: set an intention for the day
- Acceptance: build resilience through discomfort
- Gratitude list