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3 Easy Ways to Better Days March 10, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness.
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Tigger-Bouncing1.  The easiest way to have a better day . . . mindful moments.

Press the PAUSE button and check in with your surroundings ~ what do you see, smell, hear, feel, taste, touch, and sense?

Claim the Moment.  Notice what’s happening.

Put your To Do list aside for a moment and Be Here Now:

* If you’re eating, taste your food.
* If you’re listening to music or nature, hear the notes.
* If you’re peeling an orange or spy a rose, smell the fragrance.
* If you’re walking, notice the miracle of movement.

Tigger-PogoOur best days are filled with mindful moments when we’re not pulled into the past, pushed into the future, or lost in thought.

We start to “notice the good” and stop taking it for granted.

We’re inspired to make more of the moments of the days of the weeks of the years of our life.

2.  Allow your Inner Tigger to surface, pull up a chair, and stay awhile.  

Tigger-Looking-At-His-TailOh, who am I kidding?

Tiggers are way too busy bouncing and giggling to pull up a chair.

You’ll have to pull it up for him.

But remember, you can lead a Tigger to a seat, but you cannot make him sit.

3.  Create space for what matters.  Have a family game night.  Award prizes.  Go for a picnic in the park or a walk on the beach.  Play on the playground or toss a Frisbee around.  Organize a theme night for dinner ~ exotic costumes optional.  Have a talent show.  Tell jokes.  Laugh.  Have fun!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Think back to the best days in your life.  What made them so special?

Related posts:  Moment by Moment (Mindful Balance) * How to Stop your Mind from Talking all the Time (Raptitude)