I thought today’s only writing prompt for NHBPM was “Redesign a doctor’s office or hospital room.”
I was going to use one of the the two optional days off but I’m trying to avoid that so I sat down and gave it a college try.
I got nothing. I was going to call that good and leave it at that. “Whatever. Totally Fine.” It is Wednesday, after all.
But then I caught this announcement on facebook.
A second option.
Being mindful and centered in the present (or trying to be at least) is something I have many thoughts on.
When I think of mindful – I tend to think of it as “mind-FULL.” I have compulsive tendencies – none of them healthy – and when I am consumed in them I am absolutely mindless. The object of the game is to avoid that as much as I can.
I try to keep my mind full of thoughts that remind me of what I really want; what is really important. In order to help me do so, I rely on lots of visual cues in my workplace, car and home.
It works….some of the time. *wink*
As for being present….well… it’s something I aim for not only daily – but continually – moment to moment to moment….
Being present to me is being in God’s Presence…something beautiful and vital. One sure way to connect with that is to just notice my breath.
If you know me well, you know I’m all about breathing. (You too? lol.) But I’ve already written about that here.
Besides, sitting in front of this screen is not the best way I can achieve the whole “being centered in the present” thing.
So with that I’m shutting her down for the night.
I bought a bottle of vino to celebrate the end of the election. Well, not to celebrate the end of the election but….the fact that it’s done and over. I have dinner to fix, a dog to walk and many moments full of opportunities to be mindful and present ahead of me.